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Iles IB exhibition Wednesday

May 23, 2016

Fifth graders at Iles School will showcase their knowledge of how humans impact the environment as part of the International Baccalaureate Exhibition on Wednesday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Exhibition is the culmination for our fifth graders of the learning they have acquired for five years in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. It is very exciting to view the projects, technology and displays that the students have prepared with oversight from their mentors," said Iles Principal Kenyatta Revelle.

The Exhibition involves the investigation of an important issue and a presentation by each group of students and is a requirement in their final year of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). These culminating projects demonstrate the five essential elements of the PYP: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. Students create their own planners and are involved in all aspects including writing the Lines of Inquiry, arranging speakers and field trips and assessing their own work.

All fifth grade students have divided themselves into small groups to inquire about ways humans impact the environment. Topics include: oil spills, water pollution, desalinization, deforestation, alternative energy, endangered animals, natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, nanotechnology and nuclear energy.

Iles teachers are mentors for the various groups. The teachers advise, yet encourage independence from their groups.