French Section Students Study Sublimation

French Section Students Study Sublimation

Last week, students from the French Section visited the Chemistry lab Laboratory to see Sublimation in action as part of their study of States of Matter. Sublimation is when a solid turns directly into a gas without melting.

RIKEN Donates Life Sciences Equipment to Saint Maur

RIKEN Donates Life Sciences Equipment to Saint Maur

We recently reported on the visit to our labs by Dr Aki Minoda, a group leader at RIKEN research institute, mentioning that Dr Minoda was a very active supporter of the Science Department. Today we are delighted to report that thanks to her help, the Biology lab is on its way to conduct a new and very exciting range of experiments.

Middle School Science Fair - Presenting Scientific Research

Middle School Science Fair - Presenting Scientific Research

This past week, Saint Maur International School held its annual Middle School Science Fair. The 6th and 7th Grade students presented their scientific research to staff, parents, and other students from Grades 5 to 11. It was the culmination of two months of research and testing and while many of the students were nervous, they did brilliantly presenting to such a broad audience.

PSG Bingo Bash - Lucky Prizewinners

PSG Bingo Bash - Lucky Prizewinners

Every year the PSG kindly host a Bingo Bash for our Elementary Students. Not only is much fun had by all but the lucky winners win a special prize – A visit to the Chemistry laboratory with a friend.

Grade 9 Molecular Mugshots 2022

Grade 9 Molecular Mugshots 2022

As the academic year draws closer to the end, many students are looking forward to receiving their Yearbooks. In the Science Department we adopt a molecular approach to the ‘mugshot page’.

Lecture on Epigenome by Dr Aki Minoda (RIKEN)

A feeling of excitement had been building up for some time within the Science Department due to the fact that with the state of emergency being lifted, we would be able to once again host a lecture by a world-class researcher for the benefit of our IB students. Our guest this time was Dr Aki Minoda, Team Leader of the Laboratory for Cellular Epigenomics at RIKEN’s Center for Integrative Medical Sciences.

Grade 4 Students Make Crystals

Miss AE’s Grade 4 students have been learning about crystals. On Thursday 3rd February they visited the Chemistry laboratory to get some first hand experience of crystals in the environment and making some of their own.

IB Scientist Produces a Science Tutorial Video

Over the past few years, a number of highly motivated Biology students have taken upon themselves to produce video tutorials presenting specific laboratory techniques in the aim of helping fellow students as well as the extended online community to refine their fundamental lab skills. Those videos have been overwhelmingly positively received, all of them achieving numbers of views that go well beyond the tens of thousands, and they are by far the most popular videos on our school’s Youtube channel.