This involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems. Students collectively synthesize all of the essential elements of the PYP in ways that can be shared with the whole school community.
It also provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding.
It also provides schools and students with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the transition of learners to the next phase of their education.
This year, our fifth grade students will present their exhibition on Friday, 3 May immediately following the elementary assembly. This year’s theme, Sharing the Planet, has provided opportunities for our students to make inquiries into how biodiversity relies on maintaining the interdependent balance of organisms within systems. Our students’ interests have led to four different areas of focus:
- Water and Air Pollution: Initiatives are needed to limit the impact pollution has on biodiversity.
- Habitat Loss: Preserving habitats impact the interdependence of ecosystems.
- Climate Change: Managing the effects of climate change is important when considering the impact of biodiversity.
- Exploitation of Species: Maintaining biodiversity depends on protecting against the exploitation of species