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Science is the greatest collective endeavor. It contributes to ensuring a longer and healthier life, monitors our health, provides medicine to cure our diseases, alleviates aches and pains, helps us to provide water for our basic needs – including our food, provides energy and makes life more fun, including sports, music, entertainment and the latest communication technology. Last but not least, it nourishes our spirit.


Science generates solutions for everyday life and helps us to answer the great mysteries of the universe. In other words, science is one of the most important channels of knowledge. It has a specific role, as well as a variety of functions for the benefit of our society: creating new knowledge, improving education, and increasing the quality of our lives.


Science must respond to societal needs and global challenges. Public understanding and engagement with science, and citizen participation including through the popularization of science are essential to equip citizens to make informed personal and professional choices. 

Challenges today cut across the traditional boundaries of disciplines and stretch across the lifecycle of innovation -- from research to knowledge development and its application. Science, technology and innovation must drive our pursuit of more equitable and sustainable development.


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ISB Science Curriculum

Our curriculum uses a 'small steps' approach to science teaching and has clear learning objectives as they help students to develop scientific understanding and grasp scientific ideas. 

Science with a practical and logical approach. 

Our Science curriculum teaches a practical approach to science in an engaging and logical way. Our schemes of learning also cover scientific questions around sustainability and the planet and help students develop empathy for the local and wider environment. 

Through experiment, practice and discussion, students gain core knowledge around:

  • Scientific vocabulary.

  • 'Working scientifically' skills including systematic and careful observations and following practical scientific methods. 

  • The gathering and interpretation of straightforward scientific evidence.

  • The use of everyday materials and scientific equipment to solve science problems. 

  • Articulating scientific concepts and using five types of scientific enquiries. 


Students are taught science in a way that helps nurture an understanding of the value of scientific skills. Science learning is engaging and inspiring. 


Developing Scientific Vocabulary

Scientific vocabulary can often be confusing and abstract, making it difficult for students to fully understand and use.  Everyday words can suddenly have new meanings when used in a science context. For example, the word ‘force’ is used in everyday language to indicate an action undertaken with great effort or to be made to do something you don’t want to do. In the world of science, a force represents pushes and pulls that can make things move, stop, or change shape. You can’t see a force—which may make it harder to understand—though you can feel or observe its effects.


Supporting students to develop scientific vocabulary can help them to actively participate in science learning and effectively communicate their understanding. Students maybe able to better engage with new concepts because they are familiar with the words used to describe them.

Link Science Learning to Relevant – real world concepts


A real world concept refers to the application or relevance of a concept, idea or skill in the practical everyday world.  Connecting science teaching to meaningful examples that reflect the nature of the real world can enhance science attainment and attitudes towards science.


Relevant real world scenarios can be introduced through in class teaching, outside of the classroom and by using virtual models.

Using assessment to support learning and responsive teaching.


Assessment in science is useful for both students and teachers.  For students it can support them to take ownership of their learning, respond to feedback and aim towards learning goals. For teachers assessment can help identify students’ knowledge and experience at the start of a topic, inform responsive teaching and inform next steps in learning.


Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

It's time to think scientifically...

Choose your experiment

It's time to think scientifically...

Tornado in a jar

Learn how to create a tornado of your very own.

Rainbow in a glass

Learn how to create your very own rainbow.

Direction Changing Arrow

How and why does the arrow change direction? 

Fizzy Fun

It's time for some fizzy fun! 

Balloon in a bottle

Is it possible to blow up a balloon in a bottle? 

Popsicle Stick Catapult

Ready to launch?

Balloon Rocket

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....

Rainbow Milk

Warning: very addictive! 

Upside Down Glass of Water

Will the water fall?

Lemon Volcano

Make the lava flow.

Water Suspension 

How does it work?

Salt Vibration

Can you make the salt dance? 

Leak Proof Bag

Seeing is believing! 

Sun Catcher

It's time to get creative.

Stick Raft

Will yours float?

Floating & Sinking

Tangerine fun!

Exploding Baggie

Stand back...

Butter in a Jar

An experiment you can actually eat. 

Ice Cream in a Bag

Another experiment you can actually eat. 

Sticky Ice 


Construction Challenge

How tall will your tower be? 

Bean Plant in a Jar

Grow your own. 

Bubble Snakes

How long will your snake be?

Raised Salt Painting

Time to get creative and colourful.

Parachute for Jack

Float down safely. 

How Plants Drink Water

Colourful, thirsty fun. 

Bouncy Egg

Bounce or crack?

Floating & Sinking

Why do items float or sink? 

Rain in a Jar

Make it rain!

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