Category Archives: science

VRG and Stockholm University work together to improve the learning in Physics

(Guest blogger: Lead Teacher, Patrik Friggebo) New school year and our physics project at VRG Odenplan is starting its second and last phase, exciting! This year, we will focus on Physics 2. For those who do not know, I can … Continue reading

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How to use time in the best way? #droptheschedule

At our school, May is a crazy, chaotic month.   Students and teachers have worked for 10 months learning new skills, developing abilities and growing knowledge in each course.  With one month left, we are all trying to focus on … Continue reading

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Learning in the great outdoors!

Biology 1 students leave the classroom to learn more . . . Continue reading

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Blended Learning in Physics gets the whole group engaged …

During the past four weeks, our staff has been studying and reflecting over what blended learning is and how does it, could it and should it work in our school.  We have broken down the definition, looked at models and … Continue reading

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How to build the best thermos – a design task for Year 2 Science students

During this year’s project period, Year 2 Science students tried to answer the basic question – What is the most efficient way to heat water and keep it warm? Essentially – how to build the best thermos? Each year, we suspend … Continue reading

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During a non-traditional exam, students solve challenges of global warming

In a recent seminar, students were challenged to use their skills from their Natural Science and their Social Science class to manage the challenges of global warming.  By using a computer simulation program, students were able to test the long-term climate … Continue reading

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Learning Biology in the great outdoors!

Tyresta National Park is a fantastic resource for teachers, students and anyone who lives near Stockholm. The park is full of pristine hiking areas.  Due to the forest fire that raged there in 1999, visitors have the opportunity to see … Continue reading

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Learning in the lab with Augmented Reality and Exploration

We believe in active learning. Science students use augmented reality apps to learn more about the concepts they study. Quiver – used to study the cell   Elements 4D – used to study chemical elements and what happens when they combine … Continue reading

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All day labs – students can accomplish so much more when we give them a day to concentrate …

On Wednesday, Natural Science students spent a whole day in the lab.  The lab project was a cross-curricular project between Chemistry and Physics.     Students analyzed collected data using physical relationships and calculations to gain a better understanding of … Continue reading

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Think Global, Act Local – wow, look what students can do when they put their mind to it …

Year 2 students have been working with sustainable development within their Physics 1 or Natural Science 1 courses. During this year’s project, teams of students were encouraged to use their creativity and brainstorm ideas for making local change that can … Continue reading

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