The second graders learned to work with Lego We-Do. They built various working models and programmed them. The students were able to add special effects to their models and they really enjoyed the experience. They collaborated, problem-solved and explored in an intuitive block-based coding environment.
In our last unit of study “Inventions”, the third graders engaged in the engineering design process. They researched and learned about various ancient and modern inventions from all around the world.The third graders worked very hard on building their Egg Drop vehicle. For the past few weeks they were busy planning, creating and testing their prototypes.
They used their knowledge from the previous unit,“Forces of Flight,” to understand the impact of air resistance, gravity, and other factors on their Egg Drop vehicle. Among other skills, budget management was an important skill the students learned in this unit.
MKA’s sixth graders were invited to the Primary School campus to encourage collaboration. The third graders shared their designs with them, brainstormed and discussed possible design improvements. It was an enriching experience for students from both the campuses to collaborate and work together.
On Tuesday, we had the Egg Drop; which was a wonderful experience for the third graders as well as the audience from our Primary School. Congratulations to our third graders on their amazing success!
Kindergarten students have been busy exploring “Coding." They were introduced to the basic principles of programming. The students really enjoyed using the programming puzzle “Light-Bot” to learn concepts like sequence, patterns, and loops. The students worked in groups of two as they used drag- and-drop programming to solve puzzles. This helped hone their problem solving skills.
In science, students regularly engage in discussions focussing on the impact we are having on our environment. They learn to define a problem and work to find a solution. The students understand that they have the power, if they choose, to make our immediate environment a better place. Every little action they take, makes a huge difference to our environment. In this spirit, the students pledged to take action to increase the declining pollinator population. One of the best ways to support and conserve is to provide a habitat for the pollinators so they created and planted a pollinator habitat.
A few weeks ago, a duck made our playground it’s home and laid eggs. The students took action to protect the nest and were happy to cordon off their favorite playscape to keep the eggs safe. They are learning about the duck's nesting behavior and waiting eagerly for the ducklings to hatch.
First grade students learned about the various types of weather conditions. They became familiar with the weather symbols and played memory games using those symbols.
Students have been recording the weather. They looked at the weather conditions from our upper school weather station using the link https://owc.enterprise.earthnetworks.com/OnlineWeatherCenter.aspx?aid=6603 and recorded the outdoor and indoor temperatures at our campus.
They used this data to compare the weather conditions using a bar graph.They learned how to read and create a bar graph.
Students are learning both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.They were introduced to the terms - room temperature,body temperature, freezing point and boiling point.
They worked with their partners to record and present a weather report.