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The Power of Inquiry-Based Learning
16 Oct
  • The Power of Inquiry-Based Learning

At MSB, classroom is a place where curiosity and happiness go hand in hand. 

Our Grade 3 students assembled a hydraulic press device when learning the concept of liquid and gas at their Science class this week. 

Following teacher’s instruction, students were engrossed in piecing together the model and figuring out how hydraulic power works. 

Science at MSB covers all of the main branches: biology (botany and zoology), chemistry and physics. In Toddler, science concepts are introduced seamlessly during Circle Time discussions and activities. For example, the life cycle of the butterfly may be introduced in conjunction with spring. In Early Childhood, experiments are used to help illustrate abstract concepts such as gravity, magnetism and momentum. The curriculum begins as an overview of life sciences in Grade 1, and eventually revolves around physical science in Grade 6 and 7. 

Guided by teachers, students will conduct research on their own to get a better understanding of a specific topic before putting their research into practice. From inquiry, exploration to discovery, teachers create a learning environment that feeds students’ sense of wonder and curiosity. 

“Inquiry-based learning is part of the Montessori philosophy that lays a solid academic foundation to children,” said elementary Science teacher Shi. 

“I like it that every student can work on the topic that they are interested in. It’s the way to bring out the best of every student,” Shi said.  

At MSB, we believe in inspiring children to become self-directed and life-long learners.