Oobleck! What IB Chem Students Cooked up for Grade One

Oobleck! What IB Chem Students Cooked up for Grade OneIn grade one, we investigate the properties of liquids and solids. Specifically, we ask children to think about what happens when solids and liquids are mixed, heated and cooled.

Fortunately, the grade one team knows that the IB Chemistry students explore chemical reactions at the molecular level. So we wondered, “What if the Bayside students demonstrated a chemical mixture for our grade one students?”

That is how Oobleck was born in grade one on February 15th. Mr. Serio and six of his IB Chemistry students visited our Jingshan campus and led demonstrations in each of the three grade one classrooms.

First, the children were asked to observe the two ingredients in Oobleck. Here are Julien, Peter, and Sherazade examining the water and cornstarch before they are mixed. Then our grade one students had an opportunity to mix the solid and liquid.

Chiharu (next to Lin) said, “I think it’s still a solid because when I stirred it, it was so hard.”

Finally the children had an opportunity to explore and consider the properties of this non-Newtonian liquid. Here is what Colin (right) said about Oobleck,”I think I made a giant pizza out of solids and liquids.”

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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