The Sciences (Biology SL/ HL, Chemistry, Physics)

IB BIOLOGY (SL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Biology is the study of life. It is a science that deals with life and living things, examines their structure, their functions, their relations, the living and inanimate environment, their changes and their diversity. So biology is an endless source of areas. It is important at a time of growing pressure on the human population and the environment. Studying biology in the DP, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. They will learn the variety of forms of scientific methods, design investigations, collect data, develop skills, analyse results, collaborate-evaluate and communicate their findings.

The Aims of the DP biology course are to enable students to:

1.   appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context through stimulating and challenging opportunities
2.   acquire a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterise science and technology
3.   apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterise science and technology
4.   develop an ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise scientific information
5.   develop a critical awareness of the need for, and the value of, effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities
6.   develop experimental and investigative scientific skills including the use of current technologies
7.   develop and apply 21st century communication skills in the study of science
8.   become critically aware, as global citizens, of the ethical implications of using science and technology
9.   develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of science and technology
10. develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge

Syllabus outline and content:

Core Option (choice of 1 out of 4)
1. Cell biology 1. Neurobiology and behaviour
2. Molecular biology 2. Biotechnology and bioinformatics
3. Genetics 3. Ecology and conservation
4. Ecology 4. Human physiology
5. Evolution and biodiversity  
6. Human physiology Practical scheme of work
  Prescribed and other practical activities
  Individual investigation
  Group 4 project

Assessment Information:

External:  
Paper 1 Duration: 45min / Weighting: 20%/Marks: 30
(40 multiple-choice questions (Core))  
Paper 2 Duration: 1h 15min/Weighting:40%/Marks: 50
(Data-based, short answer and extended  
response questions)  
Paper 3 Duration: 1h /Weighting: 20% / Marks: 35
Data-based, short answer and extended   
response questions)  
   
Internal  
Individual Investigation Duration: 10h /Weighting: 20% / Marks: 24
(Investigation and write-up of 6 to 12 pages)
 
 

Sources: OCC IB DP Biology guide
http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/sciences/biology/
Teacher Contact: Yasemin Avcı (yavci@ielev.k12.tr)


IB BIOLOGIE (SL)

Kursbeschreibung und Ziele:

Biologie ist das Studium des Lebens. Es ist eine Wissenschaft, die sich mit dem Leben und den Lebewesen beschäftigt, ihre Struktur untersucht, ihre Funktionen, ihre Beziehungen, die lebendige und unbelebte Umwelt, ihre Veränderungen und ihre Vielfalt. Die Biologie hat viele Bereiche und Themen, ist also eine endlose Quelle von Gebieten. Durch das Studium der Biologie in der DP sollten sich die Schüler darüber im Klaren sein, wie Wissenschaftler arbeiten und miteinander kommunizieren. Sie werden die Vielfalt und die Formen wissenschaftlicher Forschung kennenlernen. Sie werden die Methoden der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit lernen, Untersuchungen entwerfen, Daten sammeln, Fähigkeiten entwickeln, Ergebnisse analysieren, zusammenarbeiten und kommunizierend ihre Ergebnisse bewerten.

Die Ziele des DP-Biologiekurses ist es, den Schülern folgendes zu ermöglichen:

1.   Wertschätzung wissenschaftlicher Studien und Kreativität in einem globalen Kontext durch stimulierende und herausfordernde Möglichkeiten.
2.   einen Bestand an Wissen, Methoden und Techniken erwerben, die Wissenschaft und Technologie charakterisiert.
3.   Anwendung von wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Kenntnissen, Methoden und Techniken.
4.   die Fähigkeit entwickeln, wissenschaftliche Informationen zu analysieren, zu bewerten und zu synthetisieren.
5.   ein kritisches Bewusstsein für die Notwendigkeit und den Wert einer effektiven Zusammenarbeit und Kommunikation während der wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit entwickeln.
6.   Entwicklung experimenteller und investigativer wissenschaftlicher Fähigkeiten, einschließlich der Verwendung aktueller Technologien.
7.   Entwicklung und Anwendung der Kommunikationsfähigkeiten des 21. Jahrhunderts im Bereich der Naturwissenschaften.
8.   als Weltbürger kritisch über die ethischen Auswirkungen der Nutzung von Wissenschaft und Technologie im Klaren sein.
9.   ein Verständnis für die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Wissenschaft und Technologie entwickeln.
10. ein Verständnis für die Beziehungen zwischen den wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen und ihren Einfluss auf andere Wissensgebiete entwickeln.

Übersicht und Inhalt des Lehrplans:

Core Option (eins aus diesen vier Themen wird ausgewählt)
1. Zellbiologie 1. Neurobiology and behaviour
2. Molekulare Biologie 2. Biotechnologie und Bioinformatik 
3. Genetik 3. Ökologie und Naturschutz 
4. Ökologie 4. Humanphysiologie
5. Evolution und Biodiversität   
6. Humanphysiologie Praktische Arbeiten
  Vorgeschriebene und andere praktische Aktivitäten
  Individuelle Untersuchung (IA)
  Projekt der Gruppe 4


Bewertungskriterien:

External:  
Paper 1 Dauer: 45min / Gewichtung: 20% / Punkte: 30
(30 Multiple-Choice Fragen (Core))  
Paper 2 Dauer: 1h 15min/Gewichtung: 40% / Punkte: 50
(Datenbasierte, kurze und erweiterte  
Antwortfragen)  
Paper 3 Dauer: 1h /Gewichtung: 20% / Punkte: 35
(Datenbasierte, kurze und erweiterte   
Antwortfragen)  
   
Internal  
Individuelle Untersuchung (IA) Dauer: 10h /Gewichtung: 20% / Punkte: 24
(Untersuchung und wissenschaftliche
Arbeit im Umfang von 6-12 Seiten)

 
 

 Sources: OCC IB DP Biology guide
http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/sciences/biology/
Teacher Contact:   Yasemin Avcı (yavci@ielev.k12.tr)


IB BIOLOGY (HL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Biology is the study of life. It is a science that deals with life and living things, examines their structure, their functions, their relations, the living and inanimate environment, their changes and their diversity. So biology is an endless source of areas. It is important at a time of growing pressure on the human population and the environment. Studying biology in the DP, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other.  They will learn the variety of forms of scientific methods, design investigations, collect data, develop skills, analyse results, collaborate-evaluate and communicate their findings.

The Aims of the DP biology course are to enable students to:

1.   appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context through stimulating and challenging opportunities
2.   acquire a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterise science and technology
3.   apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterise science and technology
4.   develop an ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise scientific information
5.   develop a critical awareness of the need for, and the value of, effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities
6.   develop experimental and investigative scientific skills including the use of current technologies
7.   develop and apply 21st century communication skills in the study of science
8.   become critically aware, as global citizens, of the ethical implications of using science and technology
9.   develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of science and technology
10. develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge

Syllabus outline and content:

Core Option (choice of 1 out of 4)
1. Cell biology 1. Neurobiology and behaviour
2. Molecular biology 2. Biotechnology and bioinformatics
3. Genetics 3. Ecology and conservation
4. Ecology 4. Human physiology
5. Evolution and biodiversity  
6. Human physiology Practical scheme of work
  Prescribed and other practical activities
Additional higher level Individual investigation
7.Nucleic acids Group 4 project
8. Metabolism, cell respiration and photosynthesis
9. Plant biology  
10. Genetics and evolution  
11. Animal physiology
 
 

Assessment Information:

External:  
Paper 1 Duration: 60min / Weighting: 20%/Marks: 40
(40 multiple-choice questions (Core))  
Paper 2 Duration: 2h 15min/Weighting:36%/Marks: 72
(Data-based, short answer and extended  
response questions)  
Paper 3 Duration: 1h 15min/Weighting:24%/Marks: 45
Data-based, short answer and extended   
response questions)  
   
Internal  
Individual Investigation Duration: 10h /Weighting: 20%
(Investigation and write-up of 6 to 12 pages)
 
 

Sources: OCC IB DP Biology guide 
http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/sciences/biology/
Teacher Contact: Yasemin Avcı (yavci@ielev.k12.tr)


IB BIOLOGIE (HL

Kursbeschreibung und Ziele:

Biologie ist das Studium des Lebens. Es ist eine Wissenschaft, die sich mit dem Leben und den Lebewesen beschäftigt, ihre Struktur untersucht, ihre Funktionen, ihre Beziehungen, die lebendige und unbelebte Umwelt, ihre Veränderungen und ihre Vielfalt. Die Biologie hat viele Bereiche und Themen, ist also eine endlose Quelle von Gebieten. Durch das Studium der Biologie in der DP sollten sich die Schüler darüber im Klaren sein, wie Wissenschaftler arbeiten und miteinander kommunizieren. Sie werden die Vielfalt und die Formen wissenschaftlicher Forschung kennenlernen. Sie werden die Methoden der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit lernen, Untersuchungen entwerfen, Daten sammeln, Fähigkeiten entwickeln, Ergebnisse analysieren, zusammenarbeiten und kommunizierend ihre Ergebnisse bewerten.

Die Ziele des DP-Biologiekurses ist es, den Schülern folgendes zu ermöglichen:

1.   Wertschätzung wissenschaftlicher Studien und Kreativität in einem globalen Kontext durch stimulierende und herausfordernde Möglichkeiten.
2.   einen Bestand an Wissen, Methoden und Techniken erwerben, die Wissenschaft und Technologie charakterisiert.
3.   Anwendung von wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Kenntnissen, Methoden und Techniken.
4.   die Fähigkeit entwickeln, wissenschaftliche Informationen zu analysieren, zu bewerten und zu synthetisieren.
5.   ein kritisches Bewusstsein für die Notwendigkeit und den Wert einer effektiven Zusammenarbeit und Kommunikation während der wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit entwickeln.
6.   Entwicklung experimenteller und investigativer wissenschaftlicher Fähigkeiten, einschließlich der Verwendung aktueller Technologien.
7.   Entwicklung und Anwendung der Kommunikationsfähigkeiten des 21. Jahrhunderts im Bereich der Naturwissenschaften.
8.   als Weltbürger kritisch über die ethischen Auswirkungen der Nutzung von Wissenschaft und Technologie im Klaren sein.
9.   ein Verständnis für die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Wissenschaft und Technologie entwickeln.
10. ein Verständnis für die Beziehungen zwischen den wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen und ihren Einfluss auf andere Wissensgebiete entwickeln.

Übersicht und Inhalt des Lehrplans:

Core Option (eins aus diesen vier
Themen wird ausgewählt)
1. Zellbiologie 1. Neurobiologie und Verhalten
2. Molekulare Biologie 2. Biotechnologie und Bioinformatik 
3. Genetik 3. Ökologie und Naturschutz 
4. Ökologie 4. Humanphysiologie
5. Evolution und Biodiversität  
6. Humanphysiologie Praktische Arbeiten
  Vorgeschriebene und andere praktische Aktivitäten
Zusätzliches für HL  Individuelle Untersuchung (IA)
7. Nukleinsäuren Projekt der Gruppe 4 
8. Stoffwechsel, Zellatmung und Photosynthese
9. Pflanzenbiologie  
10. Genetik und Evolution  
11. Tierphysiologie  

Bewertungskriterien:

External:  
Paper 1 Dauer: 60min / Gewichtung: 20%/Punkte: 40
(40 Multiple-Choice Fragen (Core))  
Paper 2 Dauer: 2h 15min/Gewichtung:36%/Punkte: 72
(Datenbasierte, kurze und erweiterte  
Antwortfragen)  
Paper 3 Dauer:1h 15min/Gewichtung: 24%/Punkte: 45
(Datenbasierte, kurze und erweiterte    
Antwortfragen)  
   
Internal  
Individuelle Untersuchung (IA) Dauer: 10h /Gewichtung: 20%/Punkte: 24
(Untersuchung und wissenschaftliche
Arbeit im Umfang von 6-12 Seiten)

 
 

Sources: OCC IB DP Biology guide
http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/sciences/biology/
Teacher Contact: Yasemin Avcı (yavci@ielev.k12.tr)


IB CHEMISTRY (SL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Chemistry standard level is in group 4, experimental sciences. The combination of academic study and the acquisition of practical and investigational skills overtakes the IB Diploma Programme chemistry standard level course. The chemistry standard level course provides the development of practical skills, the use of mathematical skills and also to develop information technology skills. By studying chemistry, students become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. 

The aims of the DP chemistry course are to enable students to:

1.   appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context through stimulating and challenging opportunities
2.   acquire a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
3.   apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
4.   develop an ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesize scientific information
5.   develop a critical awareness of the need for, and the value of, effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities
6.   develop experimental and investigative scientific skills including the use of current Technologies
7.   develop and apply 21st century communication skills in the study of science
8.   become critically aware, as global citizens, of the ethical implications of using science and technology
9.   develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of science and technology
10. develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge.

Syllabus outline and content:

Core Option (choice of one out of four)
1. Stoichiometric relationships A. Materials
2. Atomic structure  B. Biochemistry
3. Periodicity C. Energy
4. Chemical bonding and structure D. Medicinal chemistry 
5. Energetics/thermochemistry  
6. Chemical kinetics  Practical scheme of work
7. Equilibrium Prescribed and other practical activities
8. Acids and bases  Individual investigation(internally assessed) 
9. Redox processes Group 4 project
10. Organic chemistry   
11. Measurement and data processing

Assessment Information:

External:  
Paper 1 Duration: 45min / Weighting: 20%/Marks: 30
(30 multiple-choice questions on core)  
Paper 2 Duration: 75min/Weighting:40%/Marks: 50
(short answer and extended response  
questions on core)  
Paper 3 Duration:60 min/Weighting: 20%/Marks: 35
(Data- and practical-based questions,    
plus short answer and extended response
questions on the option)
 
   
Internal  
Individual Investigation Duration: 10h /Weighting: 20%
(Investigation and write-up of 6 to 12 pages)
 
 

Sources: OCC IB DP Chemistry guide, OCC Teacher support material, http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications?
Teacher Contact: Hülya Turan (hturan@ielev.k12.tr


IB CHEMISTRY (HL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Chemistry standard level is in group 4, experimental sciences. The combination of academic study and the acquisition of practical and investigational skills overtakes the IB Diploma Programme chemistry standard level course. The chemistry standard level course provides the development of practical skills, the use of mathematical skills and also to develop information technology skills. By studying chemistry, students become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. 

The aims of the DP chemistry course are to enable students to:

1.   appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context through stimulating and challenging opportunities
2.   acquire a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
3.   apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
4.   develop an ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesize scientific information
5.   develop a critical awareness of the need for, and the value of, effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities
6.   develop experimental and investigative scientific skills including the use of current Technologies
7.   develop and apply 21st century communication skills in the study of science
8.   become critically aware, as global citizens, of the ethical implications of using science and technology
9.   develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of science and technology
10. develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge. 

Syllabus outline and content:

Core Additional higher level (AHL)
1. Stoichiometric relationships 12. Atomic structure
2. Atomic structure  13. The periodic table – the transition metals
3. Periodicity 14. Chemical bonding and structure
4. Chemical bonding and structure 15. Energetics/thermochemistry 
5. Energetics/thermochemistry 16. Chemical kinetics
6. Chemical kinetics  17. Equilibrium
7. Equilibrium 18. Acids and bases
8. Acids and bases  19. Redox processes
9. Redox processes 20. Organic chemistry 
10. Organic chemistry  21. Measurement and analysis
11. Measurement and data processing  
Option (choice of one out of four) Practical scheme of work
A. Materials  Prescribed and other practical activities
B. Biochemistry Individual investigation (internally assessed)
C. Energy Group 4 project
D. Medicinal chemistry  


Assessment Information:

External:  
Paper 1 Duration:60min / Weighting: 20%/Marks: 40
(40 multiple-choice questions on core)  
Paper 2 Duration:2h 15min/Weighting:36%/Marks: 72
(short answer and extended response  
questions on core)  
Paper 3 Duration:1h 15min/Weighting: 24%/Marks: 45
(Data- and practical-based questions,    
plus short answer and extended response
questions on the option)
 
   
Internal  
Individual Investigation Duration: 10h /Weighting: 20%
(Investigation and write-up of 6 to 12 pages)
 
 

Sources: OCC IB DP Chemistry guide, OCC Teacher support material, http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications
Teacher Contact: Hülya Turan (hturan@ielev.k12.tr)


IB PHYSICS (SL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Through studying physics, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the scientific method may take on a wide variety of forms, it is the emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work that characterizes these subjects.

The aims enable students, through the overarching theme of the nature of science, to:

1.   appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context through stimulating and challenging opportunities
2.   acquire a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
3.   apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
4.   develop an ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesize scientific information
5.   develop a critical awareness of the need for, and the value of, effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities
6.   develop experimental and investigative scientific skills including the use of current technologies
7.   develop and apply 21st-century communication skills in the study of science
8.   become critically aware, as global citizens, of the ethical implications of using science and technology
9.   develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of science and technology
10. develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge.

Syllabus outline and content:

Core
1. Measurements and uncertainties
2. Mechanics
3. Thermal physics
4. Option B.1 – Rigid bodies and rotational dynamics
5. Waves
6. Electricity and magnetism
7. Circular motion and gravitation
8. Option B.2 – Thermodynamics
9. Atomic, nuclear and particle physics
10 Energy production

Assessment Information:

External:  
Paper 1 Duration:45min / Weighting: 20%/Marks: 30
(30 multiple-choice questions on core)  
Paper 2 Duration:75min/Weighting:40%/Marks: 50
(short answer and extended response  
questions on core material)  
Paper 3 Duration: 60min/Weighting: 20%/Marks: 35
(Data- and practical-based questions,    
plus short answer and extended response
questions on the option)
 
   
Internal  
Individual Investigation Duration: 10h /Weighting: 20%Marks: 24
(Investigation and write-up of 6 to 12 pages)
 
 

Sources: 
IB Physic guide
http://www.thinkib.net
https://ibphysics2016.wikispaces.com
Teacher Contact: Muhittin Gürbüz (mgurbuz@ielev.k12.tr


 IB PHYSICS (SL/HL) SUBJECT BRIEF

Course description and aims:

Through studying physics, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the scientific method may take on a wide variety of forms, it is the emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work that characterizes these subjects. 

The aims enable students, through the overarching theme of the nature of science, to: 

1.   appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context through stimulating and challenging opportunities
2.   acquire a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
3.   apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology
4.   develop an ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesize scientific information
5.   develop a critical awareness of the need for, and the value of, effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities
6.   develop experimental and investigative scientific skills including the use of current technologies
7.   develop and apply 21st-century communication skills in the study of science
8.   become critically aware, as global citizens, of the ethical implications of using science and technology
9.   develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of science and technology
10. develop an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and their influence on other areas of knowledge.

Syllabus outline and content:

Core
1. Measurements and uncertainties
2. Mechanics
Option B.3 – Fluids and fluid dynamics (HL only)
3. Thermal physics
Option B.2 – Thermodynamics
4. Waves
Option B.4 – Forced vibrations and resonance (HL only)
5. Electricity and magnetism
6. Circular motion and gravitation 
Option B.1 – Rigid bodies and rotational dynamics
7. Atomic, nuclear and particle physics
8. Energy production
Additional higher level (AHL)
9. Wave phenomena
10.Fields
11.Electromagnetic induction
12.Quantum and nuclear physics
 

Assessment Information:

External-SL  
Paper 1 Duration:45min/Weighting:20%/Marks:30
(30 multiple-choice questions on the core material)  
Paper 2 Duration:75min/Weighting:40%/Marks:50
(short answer and extended response  
questions on core material)  
Paper 3 Duration:60min/Weighting:20%/Marks:35
(Data- and practical-based questions,    
plus short answer and extended
response questions on the core and SL
option material)
 
   
Internal-SL:  
Individual Investigation Duration:10h /Weighting: 20%/Marks:24
(Investigation and write-up of 6 to 12 pages)
 

 


Assessment Information:

External-HL:  
Paper 1 Duration:60min / Weighting: 20%/Marks: 40
(40 multiple-choice questions on the
core and AHL material)
 
Paper 2 Duration:135min/Weighting:36%/Marks:95
(short answer and extended response  
questions on core and AHL material)  
Paper 3 Duration:75min/Weighting:24%/Marks:45
(Data- and practical-based questions,    
plus short answer and extended
response questions on core, AHL and
option material)
 
   
Internal-HL  
Individual Investigation Duration: 10h /Weighting: 20%/Marks: 24
(Investigation and write-up of 6 to 12 pages)
 
 

Sources:
IB Physic guide
http://www.thinkib.net
https://ibphysics2016.wikispaces.com

Teacher Contact: Muhittin Gürbüz (mgurbuz@ielev.k12.tr)

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