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Science in the MYP

What should you consider when selecting and planning your science courses?

  • Science 9, Science 10, and ONE other senior science course are required for the AISK High School Diploma.
  • Grade 11 and 12 students who wish to take a one year course in any of the science disciplines would normally register in Physics, Chemistry, or Biology. These courses are designed to provide a complete senior level science course that is sufficient to meet most college and university entrance requirements.
  • ALL courses have significant laboratory components.

SCIENCE 9 Integrated Science (MYP 4)

DescriptionThis course will focus on and support a transition from MYP 3 to MYP 4 in sciences. As an integrated science class, it will explore Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences separately. These sciences will be explored through the concepts of relationships, change, and systems. Students will enhance skills, knowledge, and appreciation for the world around them, while examining real-world application. Students will study these sciences through a variety of different global contexts, such as scientific and technical innovation, globalization and sustainability, and identities and relationships. Possible explorations could include living systems and how they function, chemical matter and bonding, energy and motion, and global energy and biosphere.

Credit: 1

Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite: Grade 8 Science

SCIENCE 10 Integrated Science (MYP 5)

DescriptionThis course will focus on and support a transition to IB DP Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. As an integrated science class, it will explore Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Sciences separately. These sciences will be explored through the concepts of relationships, change, and systems. Students will enhance skills, knowledge, and appreciation for the world around them, while examining in-depth real-world application. Students will study these sciences more comprehensively than in MYP 4, and through a variety of different global contexts, such as scientific and technical innovation, globalization and sustainability, and identities and relationships. Possible explorations could include living systems and how they function, chemical reactions and bonding, forces and motion, and global energy and biosphere.

Credit: 1

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisites: Integrated   Science 9, Math 9 Core or Extended (recommended)

SCIENCE 10 Biology (MYP 5)

Description: Biology focuses on the patterns, processes, and relationships of living organisms. This course will explore how life works on scales ranging from single molecules through the entire biosphere, and will focus on gaining a conceptual understanding of the core ideas in the life sciences. In addition to developing a personal, social, and global awareness of biology, we will also work to understand and apply the skills and processes of science through observations, conducting experiments, and testing hypotheses. Possible explorations could include the characteristics of living organisms, DNA replication and protein synthesis, genetics and heredity, and health and the environment.

Credit: 1

Grade Level: 10

Prerequisites: Integrated   Science 9, Math 9 Core or Extended (recommended)