Welcome to the MYP5 Science Page!

Class Schedule:
Academic Year: 2011 – 2012


08:00 – 08:50
MYP 5 / 209

MYP 5 / 208

MYP 5 / 208
08:50 – 09:35
MYP 5 / 209

MYP 5 / 208

MYP 5 / 208
Important Documents:

Protein Synthesis
DNA Replication

IB Sciece Objectives:
Criterion A
(One World)
- refers to enabling students to understand the interdependence between science and society. Students should be aware of the global dimensions of science, as a universal activity with consequences for our lives and subject to social, economic, political, environmental cultural and ethical factors.
Criterion B (Communication in Science)
-refers to enabling students to develop their communication skills in science. Students should be able to understand scientific information, such as data, ideas, arguments and investigations, and communicate it using appropriate scientific language in a variety of communication modes and formats as appropriate.
Criterion C
(Knowledge and Understanding of Science)
-refers to enabling students to understand the main ideas and concepts of science and to apply them to solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations. Students are expected to develop critical and reflective thinking and judge the credibility of scientific information when this is presented to them.
Criterion D
(Inquiry in Science)
-refers to enabling the students to develop scientific inquiry skills to design and carry out scientific investigations.
Criterion E
(Processing Data)
-refers to enabling students to record, organize and process data. Students should be able to collect and transform data by numerical calculations into diagrammatic form. Students should be able to analyze and interpret data and explain appropriate conclusions.
Criterion F
(Attitudes in Science)
-refers to encouraging attitudes and disposition that will contribute to students’ development as caring and responsible individuals and members of society. Students will learn about safety and responsibility when working in science as well as respect for and collaboration with others and their shared environment.
-Describes and discusses ways in which science is applied and used to solve local and global problems.
-Describes and evaluates the benefits and limitations of science and scientific applications as well as their effect on life and society.
-Discusses how science and technology are interdependent and assist each other in the development of knowledge and technological applications.
-Discusses how science and its applications interact with social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and ethical factors.
-Communicates scientific information using a range of scientific language.
-Communicates scientific information using appropriate modes of communication.
-Presents scientific information in a variety of formats, acknowledging sources as appropriate.
-Demonstrates honesty when handling data and information, acknowledging sources as appropriate.
-Uses where appropriate a range of information and communication technology applications to access, process and communicate scientific information.
-Recognizes and recalls scientific information.
-Explains and applies scientific information to solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
-Analyses scientific information by identifying components, relationships and patterns, both in experimental data and ideas.
-Discusses and evaluates scientific information from different sources (Internet, newspaper articles, television, scientific texts and publications) and assesses its credibility.
-Defines the problem or research question to be tested by a scientific investigation.
-Formulates a hypothesis and explains it using logical scientific reasoning.
-Designs scientific investigations that include variables and controls, materials/equipment needed, a method to be followed, data to be collected and suggestions for its analysis.
-Evaluates the method, commenting on its reliability and/or validity.
-Suggests improvements to the method.
-Collects and records data using appropriate units of measurement.
-Organizes and transforms data into numerical and diagrammatic forms, including mathematical calculations and visual representation (tables, graphs and charts).
-Presents data in a variety of ways using appropriate communication modes and conventions (units of measurement).
-Analyses and interprets data by identifying trends, patterns and relationships.
-Draws conclusions supported by scientific explanations and a reasoned interpretation of the analysis of the data.
-Carries out scientific investigations using materials and techniques safely and skillfully.
-Works effectively as member of a team, by being guided into collaborating, acknowledging and supporting others as well as ensuring a safe working environment.
-Shows respect for self and others, and deals responsibly with the living and non‐living environment.

Course Outline:

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