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Year 5s and 7s Collaborate in the Science Laboratory

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Week 5, Term Four, 2019

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Having completed similar Units of Inquiry earlier in the year about Earth resources and sustainability, an opportunity arose for the Year 5 students to visit the Senior School Science Laboratory and conduct a practical investigation in collaboration with the Year 7 Sciences students.

In all IB Programmes, the 'Approaches to Learning' (ATL’s) are seen as playing a central role; therefore, encouraging the skills, habits and disposition necessary to succeed in learning, both at school and for the rest of the student’s life.

The lesson concentrated particularly on the ATL skill category of Social and its cluster -collaboration. It was wonderful to see our students show empathy to others when working in diverse teams as well as carry out a variety of roles and accept responsibility when working in groups and use social networking to build relationships effectively.

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