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Science in the Program of Inquiry

It was really a worth experience when we attended the IB Primary Years Programme workshop: “Science in the Programme of Inquiry” held at International College, Beirut, Lebanon in September 2014.
This workshop provided us with the opportunity to reflect on our practices as we teach science within the units of inquiry. This time, we looked at our program of inquiry from the lens of the five big ideas in science: Cycles, Systems, Dynamic equilibrium, Forces and Energy, and Adaptation and Evolution. These big ideas can be addressed in every transdisciplinary theme through the PYP key concepts and related concepts. Looking at our science content from this perspective also allows us to provoke scientific thinking and inquiry by integrating children’s literature. Teaching and learning through inquiry and using visible thinking routines that promote students’ inquiry support scientific thinking and the development of transdisciplinary skills in science as well.
Taking our learning further, we were eager to share our knowledge with PYP teachers at school. Our presentation took place on December 6, 2014. However, reflecting on our science curriculum will remain ongoing in order to ensure the continuous development of our science related practices to better address the five big ideas in particular and conceptual thinking in general.

Nada Nassar, Fahima Mayassi, and Abeer Bsat
PYP Teachers