The Middle Upper School (6th-12th grade) science department encourages students to investigate issues through research, observation, and experimentation, working independently and collaboratively. As they study real examples of science application, students will discover the tensions and dependencies between science and morality, ethics, culture, economics, politics, and the environment. The topics of each unit are focused on the development of laboratory skills, and understating of critical concepts related to Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Throughout each unit students will be able to participate in inquiry-based learning activities that will allow them to build new knowledge based on previous experiences.
Scientific inquiry fosters critical and creative thinking about research and design, as well as the identification of assumptions and alternative explanations. Through their science classes, students will learn to appreciate and respect the ideas of others, gain excellent ethical-reasoning skills, and further develop their sense of responsibility as members of local and global communities.
Most importantly, our courses are designed to highlight the importance of scientific innovation, research, preservation of natural resources, and an international perspective in our society as the students strive to be inquirers, knowledgeable, communicators, thinkers, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, and reflective.
MUS Science Class Offering
- MYP Science 1-5
- MYP 4 and 5 Human Development
- MYP 4 and 5 Environmental Studies and Research
- DP Biology
- DP Chemistry
- DP Physics