Immersive Exhibition


Welcome to the spring Immersive Exhibition. During this culminating event for the term, our students will showcase their learning from the past three weeks. Schedules for grade-level presentations are below. Thank you for joining us!

9th Grade Presentations

Assembling San Francisco | Breakers (Room 103)

Students will be presenting on various projects about geology in the Bay Area. 

Session 1: 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

HarperHistory of the 1906 Earthquake
Teo, Ari, and BlaiseThe Impact of the California Gold Rush on the SF Bay
Gus, Lewis, and OrlandoSeismic Gap Theory in SF
JadeCarmello Formation 
Sarina and AlanaRock Types and Identification in the SF Bay Area
WilderMetamorphic Rocks in the Bay Area

Session 2: 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Matthew and JayConsequences of Large-Scale Earthquakes in the Bay Area
Josephine and MargaretThe Geologic History of Mt. Tam
Maddy and VivianGlaciers and the Bay Area
Noah, Sophy, and LuciaPredicting Earthquakes in SF
Daniel, Jackson, and JasperMotion of Rocks in the Bay Area

Biology of Health & Wellness | Rooms 331 and 335

9-10 a.m.

Students will give presentations that utilize their research and experimental results to describe best practices for themselves and Bay community members in terms of food choices, sleep patterns, activity requirements, and daily habits that optimize biological functioning.

Infinite Geometries | Room 219

10-11 a.m.

Students in this course invite you to view their original pieces of artwork in a gallery setting. Come talk to them about their processes and artistic and mathematical inspirations!

How Can We All Get Along? | Rooms 207 and 208

10-11 a.m.

Students have each created a visual piece to bring awareness to equity and inclusion. Through this engaging activity, students delve into answering the essential question: Can We All Get Along? They explore ways to recognize, accept, and celebrate human diversity positively and reflect on the importance of fostering equity and inclusion. This project not only encourages artistic expression but also promotes thoughtful discussions on building a more inclusive and harmonious community with a focus on equity and inclusion.

Math of Digital Animation | 36 Lincoln (Rooms 103 and 106)

9-10:30 a.m.

Math of Digital Animation students will explain how some of our favorite movies come to life through presentations on various aspects of animation such as rigging, modeling, and subdivision. Students will also show short animations using matrices on their graphing calculators and storyreels for animated shorts.

10th Grade Presentations

11:30 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Humanities 2: Shakespeare Unbound | Great Room

This 10th-grade core Humanities course seeks to answer this essential question: Why do we still read Shakespeare? Groups of 10th grade students will perform live adaptations of scenes from The Tempest. These scenes were ideated, written, directed, and produced by students over three days. 

Nikhil11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.The Tempest, Acts I and II
Katherine11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.The Tempest, Acts III, IV +V
Rita12:10-12:45 p.m.The Tempest Acts 1 and II
Faven12:10-12:45 p.m.The Tempest Acts III, IV + V
Colin12:50-1:25 p.m.The Tempest Acts I and II
Jenni12:50-1:25 p.m.The Tempest Acts III, IV + V

11th & 12th Grade Presentations 

Astronomy: Observatory | Room 304
2–3:30 p.m.

Students will present on some aspect of their work done in local observatories.

2-2:30 p.m.Wyatt, Isabel, Vanessa, Morgan
2:30-3 p.m.Helena, Sophia, Ollie, Vivian
3-3:30 p.m.Skye L., Skye M., Astria, Kailash

Buddhism | 4th Floor
2–3:30 p.m.

Students in the Buddhism Immersive end the term by reflecting on a Buddhist principle that they think is important to share with a wider audience. In this Insight Sharing exercise, students connect their studies of Buddhism to their own lived experiences and their observations of the world around them. Students will share these insights with their audience and offer other key takeaways from the class.

Applied Chemistry | Rooms 300 and 301
2–5 p.m.

Students in this course invite you to a live cooking demonstration during which they will prepare a dish, walk you through the cooking process, and explain the science behind the dish! Demonstrations will be followed by a 5-minute tasting.

TimeRoom 300Room 301
2–2:30 p.m.Nuri, Sophia, KatieAvery, Mint, Isabell
2:35–3 p.m.Jeslyn, Vicky, NoelleCatie, Ava, Graham
3:05–3:30 p.m.Marlowe, Vivian, ForestElsa, Hayden, Lucas
3:35–4 p.m.Chloe, Matteo, T 

Art History | Room 319
2–3:30 p.m.

In the Museum Studies Immersive, students visited the De Young Museum and SFMOMA, building skills in art historical observation and interpretation. Students then put their new skills into action by choosing a work of art at SFMOMA that personally inspired them—and then developed their own process of researching the artist's intentions, as well as "making art in the style of" their chosen artist. Students will give presentations on their chosen artist, accompanied by a talk of how their own artworks followed in the footsteps of (or diverged from) their SFMOMA artist.

Rhetoric & Debate | Great Room
2–4 p.m.

The Rhetoric and Debate Immersive class will present a public congressional style debate on a class constructed piece of legislation that addresses the topic of income inequality. Students will showcase their understanding of argumentation, cross-examination, and parliamentary procedure as they aim to persuade the audience on how to vote on the legislation. At the conclusion of the exhibition congressional debate, members of the audience will be asked to vote.

Wilderness First Responder | Project Center
2–3:30 p.m.

Students will showcase the skills learned while training for their Wilderness First Responder certification, including wound management, realigning fractures and dislocations, splinting techniques, and patient monitoring in remote locations. In 15-minute rotating stations throughout the Project Center, small groups of students will conduct demonstrations of a variety of these medical techniques, and hold a Q&A session after each demonstration.

Marine Biology | Room 243 and 245
2–3:30 p.m.

In Marine Biology, students deepened their knowledge of the Bay Area's diverse marine ecosystems, traveling north to Marin and south to Monterey.  Students maintained a daily journal of scientific observations ultimately synthesizing their knowledge into refined reports to demonstrate their understanding. For Exhibition, students choose a partner and a topic vital to Marine Biology in Northern California. Students are making either a poster or website about these topics to be shared with the Bay Community of students, parents and Staffulty. Please join us to mingle with students, learn about their projects and we will also have a slideshow with pictures from all of our adventures.

Stories of San Francisco | 36 Lincoln Room 106
3:30–5 p.m.

Our creative writers have embarked upon a remarkable journey through five of the most iconic neighborhoods in San Francisco - Chinatown, North Beach, The Mission, The Castro, and Haight-Ashbury. They have learned about the histories of these areas, they have read novels set in these areas, they have had writing workshops from expert authors and writers, and they have written beautiful and innovative short stories set in their assigned neighborhood. Now, they will showcase their experience, in groups, through a booth-style setup where they will tell you everything they have gained from this Immersive as well as how it has informed their writing. We look forward to having you experience the many stories of San Francisco that our students have so beautifully written.

Futures Past and Present | Library
3:30–5 p.m.

How did people in the past imagine the future? This class explores the history of the future through literature and film; examines the connections that link technologies like the wine press, loom, printed book, and computer; and engages in the process of “strategic foresight” to make our own predictions about the year 2055 and beyond. Students in this course invite you to join them for a conversation with their groups, during which they will discuss their final projects, share predictions, and answer questions from the audience.

Poverty and Justice | Breakers (Room 103)
3:30–5 p.m.

Students have investigated root causes of wealth inequality and houselessness, as well as promising initiatives that may help alleviate these issues. They will present their findings, and make recommendations on how the Bay School community can support existing efforts for transformational social change.

Essential Questions Through Film | 36 Lincoln, Rooms 103 and 205
3:30–5 p.m.

Students will show a brief video essay in which they describe how filmic techniques advance inquiry of an essential question in a film of their choosing.

TimePresenters and TopicRoom
3:30-3:50 p.m.Nassor, Foreste, Xylia (Animation)205
3:55-4:15 p.m.Oli, Jordan, Indy (Tarantino)205
4:20-4:40 p.m.Aidan, James, Rex (Social Realism)205
4:45-5 p.m.Sean, Avery, Lowell (Sci-Fi)205
3:30-3:50 p.m.Sam, Katie, Bryan (The Pursuit of Greatness)103
3:55-4:15 p.m.Alec, Lucy, Hugo (Comedies)103
4:20-4:40 p.m.Marlowe, Marco, Abel (Thrillers)103
4:45-5 p.m.Max & Maya (Satire)103

Modern American Family | Room 324
3:30–5 p.m.

This course examines different family structures and dynamics through visual art, literature, television, film, and various forms of nonfiction. Students in this Immersive invite you to group presentations that each examine a different thread of the course, encouraging the audience to be involved in dialogue and reflection.