Students study the three main sciences: physics, biology and chemistry. They have the opportunity to perform real experiments and make their own measurements. Students learn how to write reports and communicate scientific information to their peers. They have the opportunity to learn about historical scientific discoveries and will be encouraged to pose questions of their own.
Examples of topics studied include: Rocks and the Sea, Genetics, Projectiles, Metals and their uses.
Students at AAGE go to our specialist science laboratories once a week. Formative assessment is based on unit tests, laboratory reports, homework assignments, scientific essays and presentations with summative assessments at the end of each unit.
The MYP science programme provides a sound foundation of scientific knowledge with a strong emphasis on scientific inquiry, investigative and analytical skills. The curriculum encourages students to reflect on the social and ethical implications of science and provides them with the skills to communicate their understanding.
The science programme contributes to the overall philosophy of the MYP directly and through the areas of interaction by promoting: through Health and Social Education, Human Ingenuity, and the Environment, an awareness that the applications of science may be both beneficial and detrimental; through Community and Service the benefits of science; through Approaches to Learning, an understanding of the scientific method and the ways in which scientific inventions are made.