Labs

Science

There are three, large and well-equipped Science Labs in the Secondary School for each of the Science subjects: Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

There are three, large and well-equipped Science Labs in the Secondary School for each of the Science subjects: Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

Each Lab room is designed, arranged and equipped according to the subject's lab requirements. The Labs are airy with more than adequate ventilation and natural sunlight. Each Lab contains six fully-equipped stations for both group and individual experiments. There is also, in each Lab, an interactive whiteboard to help explain scientific experiments and concepts and to provide additional resources through a data show. Support for the sciences is provided by two technicians who work in the three separate preparation rooms.

Ensuring student and staff safety is uppermost at IAA, and so chemicals are stored according to CLIAPS specifications with fume cupboards in the Chemistry Lab and prep rooms as well as showers and eye baths; gas detectors and fire extinguishers are present in all Labs. The Biology Lab has an incubator and oven for scientific experiments.

In the Primary School, there is a fully-equipped Science Lab to conduct Primary Science Curriculum experiments.

Food Technology

IAA offers its students a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art Food Technology Lab as part of its holistic educational programme. Students in Design Technology study one food unit every year during the five-year IB Middle Years Programme. The aim of each food unit is to give our students the opportunity to explore the world of gastronomy, using ingredients to develop creative dishes rather than recycle existing recipes. 

IAA offers its students a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art Food Technology Lab as part of its holistic educational programme. Students in Design Technology study one food unit every year during the five-year IB Middle Years Programme. The aim of each food unit is to give our students the opportunity to explore the world of gastronomy, using ingredients to develop creative dishes rather than recycle existing recipes. This allows our students to experiment with different cuisine and acquire a deeper understanding of how the fusion of ingredients can create amazing flavours and tastes. The Food Technology Lab hosts six ceramic hobs and ovens as well as a fridge freezer. Standard school kitchen equipment is also available to students. Kitchen safety and cleanliness are taught and monitored by IAA staff at all times. While the Lab is situated in the Secondary School building, it is also made accessible to Primary students throughout the year.

Design Technology

The Design Technology Department has three dedicated classrooms for specific areas: Food Technology Room, Graphics Room for designing, the Workshop for shaping resistant materials, along with several Information and Computer Technology rooms to design items with Google Sketch-up 8.

The Design Technology Department has three dedicated classrooms for specific areas: Food Technology Room, Graphics Room for designing, the Workshop for shaping resistant materials, along with several Information and Computer Technology rooms to design items with Google Sketch-up 8. The department is based in the Secondary building and is well-utilised by Secondary students, but also used regularly by Primary pupils. In addition to the DT courses, there are extracurricular activities, including the F1 Club which involves designing and making an aerodynamic car and competing nationally and internationally. Primary grades have also explored other cultures and made Japanese sushi, a New Zealand ‘ticki’ (i.e., a Maori talisman) and an Indonesian shadow puppet show.

The IAA Team F1 car 2014.  

IAA students winning a trophy at the 4th Jordan National Competition.

 

Grade 6 students doing some research with their target market (KG2 children), before designing and making a travel game. 

A Grade 5 student making a New Zealand ‘tikki’ using quick set clay.

 

Food Technology Room

This room has 6 ovens and 6 ceramic hobs for students to create some tasty dishes!

Smoothing out the chocolate icing onto the ‘nut free’ cake made for someone who has an allergy to nuts. Grade 8.

Following instructions to make fresh sushi. Grade 5.

 

Grade 1 pupils mixing art and food to make pictures.                                    

A grade 5 students making some festive mince pies.

 

Graphics Room

The Graphics Room is used for drawing and designing prior to making. Developing Ideas, Criterion B uses drawings for designers to communicate their concepts to manufacturers. This room also has a modern CubeX 3D printer and a Laserscript Laser cutter.

Designing catapults using limited materials: lollipop sticks, a water bottle cap, glue and elastic bands.                               

 

CAD/CAM at IAA

We use cutting-edge technology in our classroom to best prepare our students for university.

Operating the CubeX 3D printer with bright colours.                                

Using the Laserscript laser cutter.

 

Workshop

In the workshop, students can develop their manual skills with resistant materials and learn how to work in teams to solve real life issues.

Making bridges using bamboo skewers to distribute forces.

The vacuum former machine with mould for a land yacht project. 

 

A proud student showing his work.

Grade 6 using hand tools to make a travel game.

 

ICT

There are three Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Labs in Secondary and two in Primary.Each includes 25 computers, networked to a main computer and printers. The labs have high speed internet connectivity and along with high quality educational software that complement the curriculum. E-learning is promoted throughout the Academy. IAA is presently trialing online software that will enable parents and students to access homework, assignments and curriculum areas.

There are three Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Labs in Secondary and two in Primary.Each includes 25 computers, networked to a main computer and printers. The labs have high speed internet connectivity and along with high quality educational software that complement the curriculum. E-learning is promoted throughout the Academy. IAA is presently trialing online software that will enable parents and students to access homework, assignments and curriculum areas.

The ICT labs also incorporate use of interactive whiteboards. All subjects at IAA integrate ICT into their curriculum, so there is a wide range of software available to students, according to curriculum needs and Grade Level.