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End of Year Arts Assembly

Who is this doing a surprise cameo ?

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Evolution is just a theory…

A couple of years ago I was leading a teacher workshop, “MYP Introduction” and one of the examples of a guiding question (now called a Unit Question) that I used happened to be about evolution. (it was ‘If Evolution is … Continue reading

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Creationist propaganda in schools (Dinosaur Bible Test)

It used to be that creationists denied that dinosaurs existed at all, their response to what are the ancient bones we find then was that “Satan put them in the ground to tempt us”. However, over the past decade it … Continue reading

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A rat ate our Science experiment!

Sure you’ve heard of that old excuse of “the dog ate my homework”, but today when collecting our corn samples for Year 12 Biology Genetics Lab (monohybrid and dihybrid cross calculations and punnett squares) we discovered that a rat has … Continue reading

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Year 10 to Year 11 IB Holiday Homework

Just a reminder students, if you are starting Year 11 IB this year from GJIS you have holiday homework to have completed, do not leave it until the end of next week to sort out. For Biology students I have … Continue reading

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The Amazing Human Anatomy Exhibition

The Human Anatomy Exhibition has been travelling around the world for a number of years, and in 2010 an exhibition visited Jakarta. The process of plastination was first designed and patented by Gunther von Hagens in 1977. This allows preservation of natural anatomical specimens … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel, Mermaids and Critical Thinking

A week or two ago I wrote a short article about my disgust at Discovery Channel’s cheap ratings grab with their “Mermaids : The body found” episode. I’m guessing that they aired it on TV in the States yesterday, because … Continue reading

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Loch Ness monster cited by US schools as evidence that evolution is myth

Just when I thought the creationists couldn’t get any more crazy, I read this story from a Scottish news site, ‘the Scotsman.com‘. Why are these publishers teaching students blatantly false information ? It’s a rather poor attempt to poke a … Continue reading

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Electricity and New Energy Museum

The Electricity and New Energy Museum (Museum Listrik & Energi Baru) can be found in Taman Mini Indonesia (TMII). It has several floors devoted to history of energy and electricity, nuclear power and renewable energies. The signs are mostly in Bahasa Indonesian, but there … Continue reading

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Year 7-9 MYP Science Fair at GJIS

Our annual MYP Science Fair is on tomorrow, there will be approximately 300 students displaying of the results of their science fair projects that they have been working on over the past month. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. … Continue reading

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