03 Jan, 2022
10 : 00
This week is the one we have been waiting for, the week of weeks, the magnum opus of December, it’s the one, the only… Amazing Science Week! There are lots of exciting things planned for this week and we have the pleasure of sharing this set of activities with you all!
The students have huge smiles on their faces and are telling us loads of interesting facts about the scientists each grade has focused on and the great things you have done with them this morning.
Some of the many learning activities planned by our dedicated and talented teaching staff included; making journeys through space, charting evolution through time, discovering life cycles, understanding properties of matter, using pH scales, science quizzes and viewing the space-based lecture from the orbiting Tiangong space station Shenzhou XIII missioncrew.
The week was capped off by the Grade 5-8 students sharing with us their amazing science fair projects.
The QUIZ just finished was very exciting.
The aim of such science weeks is to engage and inspire students of all ages with science-related learning experiences. Science generates solutions for everyday life and helps us to answer the great mysteries of the universe. In other words, science is one of the most important channels of knowledge.
Here at YWIES Beijing, we know that Science is a subject for inspiring young minds to explore, test, play and ultimately create. Starting with a simple idea, students are able to try and prove or disprove a concept, learn from the outcome, improve their knowledge, delve into digital technology, design and create. This is evident in our early childhood play based approach and built upon in our primary and secondary years learning programmes that target specific skill development and knowledge in the sciences.
The benefits of studying and exploring through the Sciences cannot be overstated. Students are able to learn important developmental skills through processes that naturally transpire in Science, skills such as critical thinking, open-mindedness and intellectual rigour. Science helps students to answer questions about the world they live in by showing them how to think critically and learn the resilience to keep on questioning.