DP Biology Unites Fashion and Science
Fashion is all around us. Many people pay attention to it, while others take it for granted.
DP student, Shirley Ma, characterizes herself as a “fan of fashion with a conscience!” Shirley had already been investigating the poor working conditions of people producing textiles in several Asian countries, but it was during a unit about water in Biology class that she was stunned to learn of the role the fashion industry plays in polluting our waterways.
This newfound information inspired Shirley to educate others in her community and turn what started as a CAS project into an amazing Internal Assessment for her IB Biology requirement.
Shirley revealed passion for her project by working in the Biology lab with Ms. Canan until 9:00 p.m. last Wednesday evening to finish her experiment. We look forward to learning about the results.
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