Science program requirement:
- All ISB students must take Chemistry 1, Biology 1, and Physics 1 in Grades 9/10
- All students enrolling in IB HL Sciences in Grade 11 must take a level II course in
that subject area.
- All semester courses are 0.5 credits.
The goal of science education at ISB is to develop scientifically literate students who think critically to solve problems and make informed decisions in their world. The science curriculum is designed to develop conceptual understanding, skills, process and attitudes through exploration and inquiry. Through a rich program of activities, students will be challenged to develop individual thinking and critical attitudes concerning the methods of science and the limitations of the scientific method. We believe that the acquisition of knowledge through laboratory inquiry is the basic activity of science. Therefore, students will be continually challenged to explore through a well-designed series of laboratory activities in each course, including the use of technology to help students form valid conclusions of their experimental results and communicate those findings effectively.