For in introduction to (IB) Middle Years (Science) Program discrepant events and how I used them with my students, click hereClick here for the Discrepante Event grading criteria. Click here for Discrepant Event write-up format. Click here for a sample Discrepant Event write-up.

Here’s a listing of all the MYP years 4-5 Science discrepant events.

MYP Year 4 Chemistry Discrepant Events

  1. Magical Candle: About gaseous behavior.
  2. Hair Brain Chemistry: An observation and deduction exercise on the patterns of reactivity.
  3. Water Bottle Explosion: About state of matter, energy and pressure.
  4. Dancing Coin: About state of matter.
  5. Uncanny Can: About state of matter.
  6. Plastic Bottle Canons: An observation and deduction exercise about elements in the periodic table.
  7. Rubbery Egg: About state of matter.
  8. Fun with Liquid Nitrogen: About energy and state of matter.
  9. Blow Hot Blow Cold: About energy.

 MYP Year 4 Physics Discrepant Events

  1. Light Entertainment I: About refraction but the simplest of the four.
  2. Light Entertainment II: About refraction but considerably more challenging than I.
  3. Light Entertainment III: About refraction but a little different from the above two.
  4. Light Entertainment IV: About refraction but the most challenging of the four.
  5. Hot Day: About energy and energy transfers.
  6. Accident in Space: About Newton’s Laws of Motion.
  7. Propelling the Boat: About Newton’s Laws of Motion

MYP Year 5 Chemistry Discrepant Events

  1. Plastic bottle Cannons: An observation and deduction exercise about elements in the periodic table and Stoichiometry (Quantitative Chemistry).
  2. Magical Beakers: About acid-base chemistry.
  3. Magical Crystals: About ion-exchange/precipitation/double displacement reaction.
  4. Cracking Crackers: About redox reactions.
  5. Sugar Daddy…with Flare: About Redox Reactions and Stoichiometry (Quantitative Chemistry)
  6. Gunpowder: Ideal Mixture: About Stoichiometry (Quantitative Chemistry)

MYP Year 5 Physics Discrepant Events

  1. Bottle and Coin: About inertia.
  2. Gravity and the Moon: About gravity…as the title says.
  3. The Pendulum: About falling bodies.
  4. The Chicken Truck: About mass, gravity and weight.
  5. The Falling Elevator: About weight and gravity.
  6. Frozen Over: About energy and energy transfer.
  7. From Fermi to the Frying Pan: About boiling point and cooking.
  8. Don’t lick that tray: About energy and energy transfer.




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