Providing guiding questions at the start of each chapter along with a list of learning outcomes, each of which is mapped to the relevant assessment objective.
Integrating conceptual understanding into all units ensures that a conceptual thread is woven throughout the course, making the subject more meaningful. This helps students develop clear evidence of synthesis and evaluation in their responses to the assessment Questions
- Improving performance with short and simple knowledge-checking questions, a mixture of questions from past exam sessions and author-written exam-style questions and hints to help avoid common mistakes.
- Developing International mindedness by exploring how the exchange of information and ideas across national boundaries have been essential to the progress of science and illustrates the international aspects of science.
- Providing Nature of science boxes that encourage thinking, exploring ethical debates and learning how scientists work in the 21st century.
- Guiding students with the IB Learner Profile icon to help them develop as Thinkers, Risk-takers and Communicators.
- Creating opportunities for conceptual discussions and comparisons with linking questions at the end of each chapter.