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Science Coffee Morning
By: Hebatallah Gaber
Today’s Session
 Science structure
 MYP sciences aims
 Science classes
 Assessments
 Parent tips: How to help your children in science?
 Students tips: how to be successful in science?
 Managebac
Science structure @ Uptown
 PYP: Science
 MYP grades 6-8: Sciences
 MYP grades 9-10: Biology- Physics- Chemistry
 DP grades 11-12: Biology- Physics- Chemistry
MYP Sciences Aims
To encourage and enable students to:
 understand and appreciate science and its implications
 consider science as a human endeavour with benefits and limitations

cultivate analytical, inquiring and flexible minds that pose questions, solve
problems, construct explanations and judge arguments

develop skills to design and perform investigations, evaluate evidence
and reach conclusions
 build an awareness of the need to effectively collaborate and
communicate
 apply language skills and knowledge in a variety of real-life contexts
 develop sensitivity towards the living and non-living environments
 reflect on learning experiences and make informed choices.
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Our Changing World
What we do in the classroom:
 Class activities
 Modelling
 Lab experiments
 Lab report write ups
 Research
 Presentations
 Tests
 Written work
 Games
Assessments: How will
students be graded?
Four criteria:
 Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding (Test/Data
analysis/ Case study)
 Criterion B: Inquiring and Designing (Design of an
independent experiment)
 Criterion C: Processing and Evaluating (Data collection
and conclusion of an investigation)
 Criterion D: Reflecting on the Impacts of Science
(Essay/ Presentation/ Poster/ Brochure)
How will students grades look
like?
 Each criterion is valued out of 8 points
 Total grade is then calculated out of 32
 Grade boundaries… Final grade out of 7
Grade
Boundary guidelines
1
1-5
2
6-9
3
10-14
4
15-18
5
19-23
6
24-27
7
28-32
Parent Tips: How to help
your child in science
 Ask your child to share with you what they are learning.
 Encourage inquiry and investigation at home when the
opportunity presents itself.
 Check your child’s agenda for homework or assessment
tasks due dates and help them keep a schedule for
completing assignments.
 Help your child study for major tests by calling out
vocabulary words or asking random questions from their
book.
 If your occupation or hobbies involve science, please
consider speaking with our classes.
Student tips: how to be
successful in science
 Use your diary to record short term and long term
assignments. 2-2.5 hours of science homework
assigned per week (including assessment tasks).
 Keep your science notes and sheets organized in your
copybook.
 Reviewing daily Learning objectives.
 Develop your ATL skills, they help you “Learn how to
learn”.
Mangebac
 All students should have activated their managebac
accounts.
 All assignments will be posted and submitted through
mangebac.
Claim: Factual nature of
science

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