Year 8

Year 8 - Climate Change Essays

The students in Year 8 have been investigating the importance of climate change. They have learnt about the causes, the impacts and what we can do try and slow the process down. The students interrogated a range of sources and they collated their findings on a mind map by using MindMeister. This section of the course culminated in the group writing an essay in class on how they thought climate change may impact their lives by the time they are 65. I was hugely impressed with the detail the students were able to include in their essays.

Year 8 - Factors Impacting Temperature

Dans l'unité sur la météo et le climat, les élèves ont étudié les températures. Par groupe, ils ont réalisé des présentations afin d'expliquer à leurs camarades la variation des températures dans le monde. Chaque groupe a travaillé sur une cause spécifique, telle que la distance à la mer, la latitude, l'altitude ou encore la circulation des courants marins et atmosphériques...

Year 8 - Hurricane Newspaper Reports

The students in Year 8 have been investigating how climatic hazards occur. The focus has been on hurricanes as it is currently ‘hurricane season’. The students have explored the devastating impact that hurricanes can bring to an area and whether we can ever truly be prepared for such an event. To show their understanding the students created a newspaper report on a hurricane of their choice. Examples of their work can be found below.

Year 8 - Winds in Geneva

The Year 8s have been investigating weather and how the different conditions occur. For part of this they were asked to investigate a type of wind that impacted us in Geneva. The students then created a poster to explain how the wind was formed, what weather conditions were brought to the area by that wind and how it may impact us. Examples of their posters can be found below.

Year 8 - Diversity in Africa

For the final unit in I&S the Year 8s are exploring Africa as a continent. They have currently looked at the physical diversity and now they are investigating the cultural differences across the continent. To start this off the group were divided in to teams of 2 or 3 and were asked to explore a specific indigenous group using  a set series of questions and resources. The teams created google slides to share their knowledge with the whole class. Below are a series of photographs showing the group presentations and the slides they created.