This page is dedicated to be an all purpose area to find information for the Middle Years Program, in particular, for science class
MYP Aims - The aims of MYP sciences are to encourage and enable students to:
understand and appreciate science and its implications
consider science as a human endeavor with benefits and limitations
cultivate analytical, inquiring and flexible minds that pose questions, solve problems, construct
explanations and judge arguments
develop skills to design and perform investigations, evaluate evidence and reach conclusions
build an awareness of the need to effectively collaborate and communicate
apply language skills and knowledge in a variety of real-life contexts
develop sensitivity towards the living and non-living environments
reflect on learning experiences and make informed choices.
MYP Science Guide:
The document below lays out how science is approached, especially lab reports, in an MYP science class.
MYP Science Criterions
MYP Science is accessed based on 4 main criterion or areas in the exploration of science.
Criterion A: Knowing and understanding Students develop scientific knowledge (facts, ideas, concepts, processes, laws, principles, models and theories) and apply it to solve problems and express scientifically supported judgments.
Criterion B: Inquiring and designing Students develop intellectual and practical skills through designing, analysing and performing scientific investigations.
Criterion C: Processing and evaluating Students collect, process and interpret qualitative and/or quantitative data, and explain conclusions that have been appropriately reached.
Criterion D: Reflecting on the impacts of science Students evaluate the implications of scientific developments and their applications to a specific problem or issue. Varied scientific language is applied to demonstrate understanding. Students should become aware of the importance of documenting the work of others when communicating in science.
Standard rubrics based on each one of the criterion:
Some example rubrics of past labs and projects. Examine these to find the task specific language for each activity. It is in bold at the end of each strand on the rubrics.