In the Science unit on Chemical Reactivity and Solutions, our Grade 8 students performed an experiment to study the activity of an enzyme called catalase found in the cells of many living tissues; such as the liver and potatoes (including humans). Students discovered the importance of how catalase speeds up a chemical reaction in which it breaks down hydrogen peroxide, a toxic substance that our cells produce as a byproduct of respiration, into two harmless substances; water and oxygen.
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The IB “Community Project” is a yearly project that Grade 8 students participate in via groups, in order to spread awareness or take action to make our community a better place. One group of students this year, took it upon themselves to spread awareness about different social issues focusing on racism, gender inequality and bullying.
Through months of preparation and research, they created a website https://jumanamoawad.wixsite.com/my-site and had weekly lessons throughout the whole academic year to reflect and discuss in class.
During the month of May, SEK-Qatar will hold an exhibition where all Grade 8 students will be able to display what they have achieved in their groups for the “Community Project” 2022.