Our IB unit of inquiry is Sharing the planet.
The central idea is The interdependence of habitats sustains living things.
Lines of inquiry are ：1.Types of habitats.2.Food chains and interdependence.3.Our responsibility in caring for habitats. 4. Lifecycles.
G1 students of PYP went to the Beijing Zoo and Aquarium for a field trip On December 15th. Students already learned something about the habitats and what animals need in a habitat to survive. It was good for the students to see the different kinds of fishes in the aquarium and their different habitats. It was also good to see the variety of ocean animals in their habitats.The students were excited to see the different kinds of animals and call them by their names, such as stingray, jellyfish, shark, dolphin and whale.The students have also learnt about food chains, so it was good for them to see the different species of fish which led to discussions of the food chain.
The aquarium is very well set out and information and pictures of the animals are all over to read. The students enjoyed the show with the dolphins and seals. After the aquarium we walked around the rest of the zoo, the students were very excited to run to the cages and read about the animals. They also had to read the maps and signboards to see where the animals are, basically learning about directions and distance. The highlight for the students was when we found the tiger.
The students could see that the animals are well cared for which shows them about our responsibility in caring for habitats.This was a good outing for the students because while learning about animals , they still had a lot of fun.