Learners from MYP1 to MYP3 study integrated sciences
Our professors apply differentiated instruction: learners are divided into equal groups to help one another.
They are also regrouped according to their abilities for one period per week for more specific reinforcement.
Various exercises are assigned that border on other disciplines.
Our learners study:
- Classification of living organisms and the characteristics of their surroundings
- The population of a given location
- The origin of matter and the human species
- The states of water
From the MYP4, the study of sciences is divided into three subjects: Biology, Chemistry and physical science.
Our learners are directly involved in their learning through working in our laboratories.
They practice dissection, biochemistry, and microbiology through the use of a microscope.
Our professors apply differentiated instruction: groups of a maximum of Five learners collaborate on the creation of a model (based on, for example, observation of seismic sources of plate tectonics) or application exercises based on texts. On a theoretical level, our professors make use of texts, schemas, and charts that learners can analyze and create in order to infer the course content.
In biology, the following topics are covered:
- Classification of living organisms
- Respiration in various living environments
- Blood: flow between organs, supply of oxygen and nutrients, circulation and continuous exchange
- Elimination of waste
- Production of gametes and fertilization to birth
- The immune system
- Safety (helping the injured)
- Volcanic eruptions and plate tectonics
- Contamination by micro-organisms and the immune systems
- Cellular activities and needs
After having touched on the purely theoretical aspect of chemistry and chemical formulas, our professors provide exercises in their practical applications.
Our learners conduct real experiments and prepare the experimental protocol that they wish to follow.
The following topics are covered:
- Water: its states, obtaining pure water, substances in drinking water
- Measuring mass and volume
- Dissolving and mixing
- Atoms: chemical reactions and dissolutions, molecular and atomic models of matter, atoms, ions
- Oxidization of iron and aluminum
- Combustion of iron, aluminum, zinc and copper
- The periodic table, electron configuration
- Combustion of organic matter
- Chemical bonds
- Organic chemistry
Physical science is an experimental discipline, based on the results of laboratory experiments.
The success of the course depends on successful experiments and the active participation of our learners in all their phases: investigating, proposing a hypothesis, conducting the experiment and validating the hypothesis.
The teaching process is based on the application of knowledge to serve daily life, according to a teaching method based on the use of information technology and communication.
Our learners understand the course concepts and make connections between the concepts they learn and their daily lives.
They are asked to perform scientific investigations related to the topics covered in class.
They learn to handle many measuring devices during lab, to evaluate their errors and to interpret theoretical results.
In physical science, our learners cover the following topics throughout the MYP:
- Electricity and electric circuits
- Descartes’s Laws
- Newton’s Laws
- Light sources
- Current and voltage
- Movement, speed and force