News from the IGS

9 Dec 2021

IJSO project day at the IGS

IJSO is the abbreviation for International Junior Science Olympiad. It is a competition for students who are 15 years of age or younger and who are interested in biology, chemistry and physics. It took place for the first time in 2004 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Around 50 nations are currently taking part in the Science Olympiad on a regular basis. The IGS is participating in the IJSO for the third year now.
The first round of this competition is the task round: these are experiments that can be worked on at home or at school. This year, the IGS organized two project days for grades 6, 7 and 8, on which the students could carry out the experiments and write their observations and evaluations.
The theme of this year’s IJSO is “Hör mal!!” (Listen up!). In 4 experiments, the students investigated the phenomenon of hearing and the nature of sounds and noises. Special about this year was that the project days took place online. The students organized the required materials independently and experimented under the guidance of the teachers.
Big compliments go out to our students and thanks to you, dear parents, for the preparation and support before and during the experiment. The students had a lot of fun experimenting with their friends and learning why glasses sing, grains of salt dance and grains of corn jump.
Those who have successfully completed the first round can enter the second IJSO Quiz round and then the exam round. The fourth and final round will take place at an international venue.