Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition

In the final year of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), 5th grade students carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP Exhibition. The Exhibition requires students to work collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems. Through research, analysis, reflection and team collaboration, students utilize all of the essential elements and IB learner profile attributes developed throughout their Primary Years in ways that can be shared with the whole school community.

The exhibition provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding. Student teams are guided by a mentor who supports deep analysis, problem solving and action. At the final Exhibition, student teams present their work to the community through written and verbal presentations (in both English and Spanish) with supportive materials and as a class through a creative performance.

The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the transition of learners to the next phase of their education.

2019 PYP Exhibition Projects

Below are samples of work completed by a number of the PYP Exhibition groups for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Technology and Medical Discoveries/Tecnología y Descubrimientos Médicos

Exhibition Group Members: Kaan Anilturk, Aidan Gannon, Eva Texcucano, Sebastian Vitanza
Mentor: Scott Hibbard

Website Created:

Central Idea/Idea Central:
Technological advances have allowed humans to cure different diseases.
Los avances tecnológicos han permitido a los humanos curar diferentes enfermedades.

Executive Summary: The problem we identified was that although there have been great advances in medicine, many people in the world are dying from treatable conditions and curable diseases because they do not have access to medicine or healthcare services. To address the problem, we searched for free and low-cost medical services in Austin, statewide, and in the U.S and then created a website where people could find information about these services and links to their webpages.

Human-Animal Relationships/ Relaciones Humanos y Animales

Exhibition Group Members: Sebastian Chaniotis, Caroline Cloyd, Camila Gross, Aran Tumu
Mentor: Kathryn Prater

Website Created: Animal Expo 2019

Central Idea/Idea Central:
The relationship between humans and animals varies according to cultural practices and religious beliefs.
Las acciones de los humanos varían de acuerdo a sus prácticas culturales y creencias religiosas.

Executive Summary: The problem we identified was that many people don’t understand other religions. This causes unfair judgment, especially concerning human-animal relationships.To address this problem, we created a website with information about Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. We also wrote books about these religions and shared them with students at Magellan.