MYP Science Handbook
The objectives of MYP sciences encompass the factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive dimensions of knowledge. Each objective is elaborated by a number of strands; a strand is an aspect or indicator of the learning expectation.
In order to reach the aims of sciences, students should be able to:
i. explain the ways in which science is applied and used to address a specific problem or issue
ii. discuss and evaluate the various implications of the use of science and its application in solving a specific problem or issue
iii. apply scientific language effectively
iv. document the work of others and sources of information used.
The Experiment Cycle
Global contexts direct learning toward independent and shared inquiry into our common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. Using the world as the broadest context for learning, MYP sciences can develop meaningful explorations of
Approaches to learning (ATL)
Table below suggests some of the indicators that can be important in science.
Action and Service
MYP 1 Curriculum Overview
MYP 2 Curriculum Overview
MYP 3 Curriculum Overview
MYP Science Command Terms
In the MYP, assessment is closely aligned with the written and taught curriculum. Each strand from MYP sciences has a corresponding strand in the assessment criteria for this subject group.
Assessment for sciences courses in all years of the programme is criterion-related, based on four equally weighted assessment criteria.
In the MYP, subject group objectives correspond to assessment criteria. Each criterion has nine possible levels of achievement (0–8), divided into four bands that generally represent limited (1–2); adequate (3–4); substantial (5–6); and excellent (7–8) performance. Each band has its own unique descriptor which teachers use to make “best-fit” judgments about students’ progress and achievement.
Assessment Criteria for MYP 1 and MYP 2
Assessment Criteria for MYP 3
Assessment criterion A
MYP Term Assessment samples
Assessment criteria B and C
Assessment Criterion D
IB MYP Science Guide , May 2019