Badington House School

ACS Egham student research projects tackle STEM challenges

Published Friday 5th of May 2017 10:49:09 AM

As part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), students aged ten to 11, undertook a shared research project and presented their findings at the annual Lower School exhibition to teachers, friends and family. This year students tackled a wide range of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) based questions. Omar and Matthew looked at how space exploration can help advance human understanding of the galaxy whilst Ty, Aimee and Irini explored how antibiotics have changed throughout history. Students Jimena and Georgy examined how micro-organisms adapt to changing environments to survive; Anya and Harvey discovered how evolution of technology impacts how we communicate and a group of three, Isis, Sol and Spyros, presented their project on how green energy links to the design of houses. Cindy Blanes, Lower School Principal at ACS Egham, commented: “I look forward to the Lower School Exhibition every year. Each student has been on a learning journey and during the presentations students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding and also their confidence and creativity. The process provides an opportunity for students to develop both their teamwork and communication skills, whilst maintaining an academic focus and exploring solutions to real-life problems.” Sue McClusky, PYP Co-ordinator at ACS Egham added: “All of the students, parents and staff involved in the exhibition were delighted to see the display of talent across the projects and enjoyed hearing the students’ reflections on how much they have gained and learned from the experience.”
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