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Kid Inventors' Day

Every year on January 17, Kid Inventors’ Day is celebrated around the world. It is established to encourage children to take an interest in the world around them and to use their creativity in dealing with important issues of life. Young geniuses are honored on this day.

The date of the Day is chosen as the birthday of one of the outstanding diplomat, scientist, inventor, journalist Benjamin Franklin, who presented his first invention at the age of 12. And it was a pair of flippers for swimming that were worn on his hands.

AIS also decided to celebrate the day on January 20. The students did research, refined existing inventions and presented entirely new work that no child had ever done before.

Below you can see a full list of the students' works:

Almaev Radmir (Grade 2) - Ecological table lamp

Nizametdinov Faiz (Grade 2) - River bridge for the fast transportation of goods. 

Puzyrkov Makar (Grade 3) - Skill-game for the voice assistant "Alice" "Journey around Tatarstan by car”

Vissarion Alekseyev (Grade 3) - Model of drone

Moseychuk Semyon (Grade 4) - Stand for felt-tip pens, protecting them from drying out.

Mark Shastin (Grade 4) - Model of a traffic light made of Lego, regulating the movement of cars with the help of light bulbs.

Frolov Ilan (Grade 5) - Luminous helmet ensuring safe movement in the dark.

Zinovieva Yelizaveta (Grade 6) - Research on extracting sugar from a banana.

David Andreev and Karim Seitaliev (Grade 7) - Tesla coil.

Yeremin Alexey (Grade 7) - Research on the decomposition of plastic using Zophobas morio larvae.

Nariman Shafikov (Grade 10) - Model of a gearbox created with Tetrix.

Grade 1 - Biodegradable packaging.

Kindergarten 2 - Sorter for Lego.

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IB Student Conferences: Opportunities for Empowerment

Student conferences within IB PYP programme were held at AIS to reflect the students’ progress in academic disciplines and core competencies under the new school strategy on April 10-11.

Students of KG1 - Grade 2 and their parents participated in the Three-Way Conferences that involved three parties: students, parents and teachers. The conference participants discussed students’ progress and achievements emphasizing on the strengths and areas for improvement as well as setting future goals for the next academic year and the ways to assist in their attainment. AIS students shared their thoughts and ideas on inquiries conducted, assessed their role in inquiry activities, demonstrated the works, selected by them well in advance with the teacher’s support, and their portfolios.

The format of Student Led Conferences for Grade 3 - Grade 6 allowed the students to arrange and run conferences on their own. The student portfolio was the main focus of the conferences as it compiles many great examples from different units of inquiry. It gives the students the chance to take full ownership of their work while making their parents proud of all that they have done throughout the year.

The days of student conferences turned to be special for the entire school community and gave our students the unique opportunities for empowerment and engagement. We would like to express gratitude to all AIS families for taking the time to recognize the full worth of a strong IB education!