With inquiry at the core, the MYP sciences framework aims to guide
students to independently and collaboratively investigate issues
through research, observation and experimentation. The MYP sciences
curriculum explores the connections between science and everyday
life. As they investigate real examples of science applications, students
discover the tensions and dependencies between science and morality,
ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment.
Scientific inquiry fosters critical and creative thinking about research
and design, as well as the identification of assumptions and alternative
explanations. Students learn to appreciate and respect the ideas of others,
gain good ethical-reasoning skills and further develop their sense of
responsibility as members of local and global communities.
The MYP sciences group aims to encourage and enable students to:
• understand and appreciate science and its implications
• consider science as a human endeavour with benefits and
• cultivate analytical, inquiring and flexible minds that pose
questions, solve problems, construct explanations and judge
• develop skills to design and perform investigations, evaluate
evidence and reach conclusions
• build an awareness of the need to effectively collaborate and
• apply language skills and knowledge in a variety of real-life contexts
• develop sensitivity towards the living and non-living
• reflect on learning experiences and make informed choices.