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Science Fair| 脑洞有多大 世界有多大

Changsha WES Academy held an unique Science exhibition on April 22nd, to celebrate the Earth Day. The scope of the exhibition covers topics Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and IT etc. They are free to select subject matters and themes that they are interested at, and carried out self-initiated experiments to explore the topics as a team.

4月22日世界地球日,长沙玮希国际学校举办了一场别开生面的科技展。学生们的实验课题横跨物理、化学、生物、数学和IT等,通过自由选择学科与实验主题,对科学进行实验和探索,促进学生们的社区意识与团队协作。

Science Fair

The Science Fair is a school-wide event. For primary school students, it aims to introduce scientific methods and how to question and investigate like scientists. For middle school students, it aims to improve their experimental skills and gave them the opportunity to explore areas of interest to them. The students explained their ideas to all visitors and demonstrated their leadership capability. It has also provided students the opportunity to learn from other students’ work and evaluate their own work.

科技展是一项全校性质的活动。对于小学生,它旨在介绍科学方法以及如何像科学家一样质疑和进行调查。对于中学生,它旨在提高他们的实验技能,并让他们有机会探索他们感兴趣的领域。学生们向所有参观者阐释他们的想法,促进了学生的领导力。这使得学生有机会观察其他学生的作品,从而评估自己的实验课题。

 

Students not only have to complete the work, but also need to conduct a presentation to the parents and visitors. Although there were only three hours of exhibition time, the preparations that the students took have been a few months. From the selection of experimental themes to the preparation of materials, and to the repeated trials over and over again, the scientific research conclusions were finally reached. They reported their findings and evaluation to the judges and the audience at the exhibition.

学生们不仅要完成作品,还需要给来场的家做解说,虽然只有3个小时的展出时间,但学生的筹备工作却已几月之久,从选择实验主题,到准备实验材料,再至一遍又一遍的反复试验,最终得出科学研究结论,在科学展上为评委及观众汇报实验成果。

From studying the theories from the books to applying what they have learnt to the topic they chose, the students gained a lot of insights through numerous trials and even failures in the course of experiments. These experiences have enhanced their interest in scientific exploration.

从书上学习理论到自己动手实践,即使在实验过程中经历了一次次的困难甚至失败,却从中汲取到书本上体会不到的知识,也提升了学生对科学探索的兴趣。

 

How to do ?

Students are required to come up with a question they are interested at, something that can be tested by carrying out an experiment.

E.g  “How does the amount of yeast used in baking of bread affect its inflated height?”.

Students decided on how they are going to investigate this question.

E.g  By changing the amount of yeast used in bread-making process, and decide how they are going to measure the inflated height.

Students tried to make it a fair test by making sure that they control the variables.

E.g The size of the container, the temperature of the oven, the other ingredients.

Students need to display and communicate their results + how they did the experiment by using display boards.

学生需要提出他们感兴趣的问题,这些问题可以用科学实验来解决。

例如,面包中的酵母量如何影响它膨胀的高度?

学生们来决定如何调查此问题

例如,改变面包中酵母的数量,并决定他们如何测量面包膨胀的高度。

学生尝试进行等量的测试,确保他们控制变量。

例如,容器的大小,烤箱的温度等等。

学生需要展示和表达他们的结果,并且通过展板来展示他们是如何进行实验的。

CONGRATULATIONS

CWA G9:

             1st place: Jiin + Irene

             2nd place: David + Saket

             3rd place: Bob + Kim

CWA  Lower Secondary:

            1st place: Abhi + Kai

CWB G7:

            1st place:  Tina + Olivia