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Learning DNA through Origami

DNA Origami

In Science year five students have been learning about DNA with some help from origami.

By using paper folding students can visualize the DNA structures and this helps them to understand.

Science teacher Mr Houpt, who is the brains behind the DNA origami project, said: "It can be difficult for students to picture and find patterns."  

"Students with origami can see the shape and relate it to something they saw.  Students can also begin to relate that certain "letters" (bases) are always paired up.  It's all about year 5  seeing not just believing in the shapes and patterns found in science."

DNA Origami

 

 

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Climate Change and Textiles - 'You're never too small to make a difference'

Climate Change and Textiles - 'You're never too small to make a difference'

'You're never too small to make a difference'

by Joyjeet Dutta 8A

Climate Change is a term which generally refers to the
temperature rising, and many see it as a huge issue. However,
there are many other issues to worry about that all play a part in
the destruction of our planet, not just Climate Change.

The Impact of Textiles
Production of garments and tailorings all begin from the fabrics
and cloth. From cotton to silk, these fabrics are mass produced
in poor countries where farmers are paid minimally, often less
than 3% of the total profit.

A-List clothing brands and mass producers such as H&M do not
produce clothes, but purchase them off unethical sweatshops
with horrible working conditions. Bargaining lower prices,
sweatshop managers have no choice but to accept whatever
payment is stated by the client since it is the only means of
producing any money at all.

Sweatshop workers have poor living conditions and a horrible
working environment without guaranteed safety due to the
minimal amount of profit by the sweatshop managers.
Sweatshops are the modern day slavery.

SEVEN SPLENDID STEPS TO
SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING!

STEP 1: DO A LITTLE RESEARCH!
STEP 2: AVOID BIG BRANDS!
STEP 3: ASK CUSTOMER SERVICE!
STEP 4: LOOK OUT FOR ECO PRODUCTS!
STEP 5:TRYSECOND-HAND!
STEP 6: AVOID POLYESTER!
STEP 7: RECYCLE!

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The IES Kista School Photo Competition “A day in my life”

Year 9 Winner Hailey Buhre

Scores of students took part in the IES Kista Photo Competition and there were some fantastic entries. 

The students were asked to take a photograph which captures a moment from their day. 

Many of the IES Kista staff voted for their favourite and although the competition was tough, these were the winners.

Year 7 Runner Up - Azka Humair

Well done to everyone took part.

Ms Dunnell  Art Teacher

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IES Kista on SoundCloud

IES Kista on Sound Cloud

 

Here are some of the wonderful original compositions that were recorded this term. Please take some time to listen and I hope you will be impressed by the level of musicianship these students have shown. https://soundcloud.com/ieskmusic 

Any donations will go to the PTA and will be distributed through various activities supported by the PTA.

PTA Swish Number 1231236454

Thanks! 

Mr Brown

Music Teacher

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Forskarhjälpen

Forskarhjälpen

Image above, students from left: Harshitha Alla, Eliana Bartolome Parada, Laasyasree Desu, Elin Antblad, Nirali Pilla, Tanvi Muskula, Paloma Majchrzak Nilsson, Leya Jylhä, Amanda Ghebray, Gabrielle Popa, Keosha Vepakomma, Kevin Pahert, Samuel Eriksson. Science Teacher: Ms U. Banerjee.

Spindeljakten poster competition update!

Students in grade 8 and 9 (STEAM Club students) made posters on the topic ‘Spiderhunt’ or ‘Spindeljakten’(discussed in classes). A jury in school decided the best poster which has been nominated to participate in the final rounds of the competition at the Nobel Museum. The winning poster will be displayed in the final Spindeljakten Research project conference held at the Nobel Museum on 7th December at the 'avslutning' conference. 

The two students who will be representing IES Kista at the Nobel Museum are Marie-Gabrielle Popa & Carl-Johan Agebratt. 

'It was a joint venture between Science, Swedish and Aethetics department.I would like to thank Mr Wenström(HOD, Swedish Department and Ms Fagerlund(Aesthetics department) for helping us to make the final poster. Best of Luck to IES team Kista' - Ms Banerjee(Science Teacher, Project Coordinator-Spindeljakten)

 

Spindeljakten project - April 2018

Image above, students from left: Harshitha Alla, Eliana Bartolome Parada, Laasyasree Desu, Elin Antblad, Nirali Pilla, Tanvi Muskula, Paloma Majchrzak Nilsson, Leya Jylhä, Amanda Ghebray, Gabrielle Popa, Keosha Vepakomma, Kevin Pahert, Samuel Eriksson. Science Teacher: Ms U. Banerjee.

IES Kista, this year is a proud member of the Forskarhjälpen project conducted by the Nobel Museum. It is important to connect science to real life scenario.Through Forskarhjälpen, the Nobel Museum, want to give students an opportunity to research themselves, in a real research project. Students gain a deeper understanding of what a research project can mean, and the researchers at the same time get help with their research. Students contribute observations and collection of materials and data to an established research team working on a specific research project. It is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Research.

In order to be able to do a project that the students understand and can participate in, the teachers must research, simplify and be very good at explaining what is going to be done as a researcher. It is very useful, and with this internship-based combination of research and pedagogy, we give the students a strong experience and increased understanding of what research can be.

This year, students are working on the Spindel jakten project. Students went out to collect spiders around water bodies in Kista to check the level of chemicals(drugs) found in them. This will help the researchers to estimate the amount of chemicals found in the water bodies around us. This project is handled by two well-known researchers at Umeå University, Mr. Jerker Fick, and Mr. Tomas Brodin.

Students were really excited to take part in the project. They enjoyed a day trip around Kista to collect spiders and water samples. We will start the second part of the project in September next term and will also take part in a poster competition organized by the Nobel Museum with a number of other schools across Sweden.  Best of luck to the Kista team!!

 

 

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Another successful open mic night!

Another successful open mic night!

On May 30th, IES Kista hosted another successful open mic event or “Coffee House”. We had many different musical acts, including an original song by Otavio Rodrigues Capato, performances by Eliana and Emily Bartolome Parada and Gabrielle Popa. Ms Hindrichs’ percussion ensemble. A play written and performed by members of Ms Evans Drama Club and multiple K-pop dances added some energy and variety to the show. That being said, it wouldn’t be a “Coffee House” without coffee and fika! Thank you to the PTA for providing and selling treats for the audience.

Thanks again to the teachers, PTA and all the performers for all your hard work.

Gabrielle Popa, Eliana and Emily Bartolome Parada
From left, Mr Brown, Amiena Kolley, Otavio Rodrigues Capato, Zacharias Held, Linnea Karlsson, Alex Nefzi.
Elin Antblad, Ruben Agne, Alex Nefz.
Mira Brusin, Joyjeet Dutta, Gabrielle Popa, Lina Al-Tamimi.
PTA selling fika

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IES Kista Aesthetics Gala

IES Kista Aesthetics Gala

On the 13th of December IES Kista opened it’s doors to students as well as parents and guardians of students to a vernissage come concert. Above is Ms Fagerlund greeting guests. 

Textile and Home Ec displays

The students here at IES Kista produce some amazing pieces of art within the aesthetic education, ranging from incredible high quality pieces of woodwork to abstract and beautiful art created in arts, and the Aesthetics Gala offered an opportunity for the students to display their creativity and skills for a broader audience.

Ms Brazeau, Ms Saxena, Mr Raftery, Ms Parada, Ms Bibby, Ms Dobrijevic

The visitors of the Aesthetics gala were guided through the school, viewing pieces of art proudly displayed by students.

Ms Urho Grade 6 ginger bread house project

The Aesthetics Gala saw around a hundred visitors and they enjoyed a fantastic Lucia Concert performed by the Student Band here at IES Kista, directed under the watchful eye of Mr. Brown, one of our music teachers.

Mr Thompson, Ms Hindrichs, Mr Brown, Mr Zawadzki

The Gala was much appreciated by students as well as parents of guardians and we at IES Kista take real pride in the work produced by our students and look forward to hosting the next gala during the spring term om -18.

Students from grade 4 to 7 performing The Lucia concert
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IES Kista producing the technology of the future

IES Kista producing the technology of the future



 

Here at IES Kista we have so many different and inspiring projects going on. One of them took place in one of the well equipped and modern Science labs, where the students were assigned do design a project demonstrating how pressure works. There were a lot of well thought out projects, however, one stood out. A robotic arm was designed and built. The assignment was laid out over the period of a week, where one and a half lesson was designated for designing and thinking a project out.

Using the google classroom technique and our disposal, one of the students designed and built a fully functional robotic arm. Please see the pictures below. The way the robotics arm works is with the help of three, double fitted pistons, moving the robotic arm in three directions. The robotic arm is controlled via a control pad where the different pistons is filled with color coded fluids, each fluid controlling a different movement.

In addition to this, three students from IES Kista is participating in the EDU-ARCTIC technology competition, where students are performing research on the difficulties facing the polar environment around the world. The research ideas submitted by the IES Kista students span over the spectrum of problems facing the arctic, among others the hunting of polar animals and the consequences of polar tourism.

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Holiday Art Contest Winners 2017

Holiday Art Contest Winners 2017
Congratulations 2017’s Holiday Art Contest Winners!
First Place Winners: Gabrielle Popa 7E, Sameer Hassan 5C

 

Junior Division 2nd Place: Akeksandra 4D, Maryam 5B, Erika 6A
Senior Division 2nd Place: Karin 7E, Eliana 9E

 

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