Great minds are never satisfied with existing knowledge; they always strive to bring their own contributions to the table.
Over the course of the last week, our talented Grade 7, 8 and 9 students had the chance to present their own contributions to our collective body of knowledge during our Research-Based Learning showcase. Each team of researchers was given 15 minutes to make a case for their results in front of their peers and a panel of three teachers. The event was divided into two parts: social science research and product-based research.
Social science researchers conducted investigations in and around the school to gather data in an attempt to answer a question of their choice. This included interviewing classmates and sending out Google Forms on social media. Some chose to explore family bonding, while others studied the acceptance of LGBTQ groups amongst their friends. One group even held a puppet show to expose younger students to environment protection. Our panel of teachers was impressed by the creativity and the methodology on display.
Product-based researchers came up with their very own products and conducted research on their performance. Highlights included gelatin-based air fresheners, magnetic sponges, and coffee exfoliating scrubs. Once again, our teachers noted the ingenuity of the products developed.
Knowledge would be nothing without further research, and our students can be proud of their role in expanding our comprehension of the world we live in. Congratulations to all!
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