Grade 5 Exhibition 2019
To prepare for their recent IB PYP Exhibition, Grade 5 students have been building, crafting, baking, and more. Last week, they finally got to share their hard work with their families and the GNS community!
The Junior School exhibition is the culmination of the IB Primary Years Programme that gives students the chance to demonstrate how they have developed and applied their knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and learner profile attributes through the inquiries they undertake. All exhibitions are student-initiated, designed and collaborative.
In past years, students have based their projects around two or three key concepts they decide on as a large group. This year, each individual group identified their own key concepts and built their projects from there.
Calla, Kaleb, Jessie, and Zara explored how choosing sustainable food affects our health and the health of the planet. They conducted a survey of the most popular kind of cookies in the GNS junior school (Oreos!), then tested different recipes to create their own cheaper—and sustainable—version. They presented their findings in the form of a cooking show, providing the audience with cookie samples to prove just how tasty sustainability can be.
Adam I, Amana, Issadora, Justin, Luca, and Tristan looked at how medical advances give us the opportunity to prevent and treat illness and injuries. Group members explored topics like vaccines and sports medicine, presenting their information through a skit that tied all of their ideas together into one storyline—even featuring some audience participation.
Chloe, Cleo, Kristy, and Sasha chose to explore how understanding brain function can influence health. They researched emotions and the structure of the brain and looked at how different activities can lower stress. For their exhibit, they created a relaxation space complete with comfy chairs, soft lights, a robotic cat for guests to pet, and a detailed model of the
Other presentations tackled topics like innovations in design, technological advances, prosthetics, art and emotions, and robots.
Overall, this year's exhibition was a fantastic interactive learning experience for students and guests alike. Amazing work, Gryphons!