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    英国哲学家培根曾说过,知识就是力量。读书不是为了雄辩和驳斥,也不是为了轻信和盲从,而是为了思考和权衡。而创新思维也是对思考和权衡的另一个维度的诠释。上海枫叶国际学校加方特色课程的教书育人理念之一批判性思维的塑造,正如我们的科学课让读书不只是单纯停留在知识的学习层面,而是通过专业性的积累从结论假设到研究调查,并得出一个推论。这是一次学以致用的见证,亦是学术思维和逻辑思维的沉淀。更让我们瞠目结舌的是他们的学术研究水平居然可以和大学的研究生媲美。不同的是他们只是高中生。
Francis Bacon, the great English philosopher, is quoted as saying, “Knowledge is power.”  The students at Maple Leaf Shanghai campus put those words into practice and increased their scientific “power” by participating in the Semester One Science Fair on our campus last week.   As well as increasing their scientific knowledge, Maple Leaf students also developed Critical and Creative thinking abilities as part of the Thinking Core Competency of the BC Curriculum.

    科学课程是学生成长的主要学科在STEAM领域。(即自然科学,信息技术,项目工程,艺术和数学)同时也是枫叶学校的主要必修课。威尔逊著名的教育家曾说过科学教会了我们取证和例证是什么。我们的教育理念相信科学课教学塑造的是我们的观察和推理辩证性思维。从一个假设的未知探索出一个清晰的理念认知,让人的思维更具有系统性并形成对事物客观的判断能力。这也是我们上海枫叶国际学校加方国际课程的教书育人理念之一。
The Science curriculum is a key part of students growth in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)subjects and is a key academic subject at Maple Leaf school.  Each student participating was challenged to use the knowledge gained in the first semester and apply the scientific method to develop their own hypothesis and creative experiment to solve a real world problem.  Students then presented their results at the fair and were evaluated by teachers as part of their overall mark for their science course.

    以下是我印象最深刻的一个学生实验研究,水果也可以发电?根据同学的英文讲解我才明白水果PH值低于7的可以产生电能。即氧化还原反应的理论实践。是不是很不可思议啊?而我们上海枫叶国际学校的学生用自己课堂所学氧化的理论并进行实验研究证明了这个实验假设。
One of the most impressive projects from one group of Maple Leaf students was about fruit as a conductor of electricity. This creative experiment compared common fruit and showed that the fruit with a pH of less than 7 can actually produce electricity. It is called oxidation & reduction reactions (or redox reactions).This was an amazing experiment and even more impressive was the level of English by the student in his presentation.

    科学展的成果展示虽然结束了,然而科学的研究只是他们求学路上的一个开始,希望枫叶的学子秉承科学的思维路漫漫其修远兮,吾将上下而求索。
The Science fair was a great success and for many students is just the beginning of their scientific journey.  Our hope is that the curiosity of all students will be developed and that our students will never stop pursuing and applying scientific knowledge to solve real world problems using facts and research.  Science has changed the world and our students will be part of changing our world for the better.