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In this unit, students are introduced to the key scientific skills that run through the IB Chemistry curriculum. Students will learn what is required of them in the areas of Design, Data Collection and Processing, Conclusion and Evaluation and Manipulative skills so that in the process of carrying out good laboratory practice, they can satisfy the IB criteria for internal assessment. Through a comprehensive practical scheme of work (PSOW), students will gain experience of a wide range of experimental techniques in each of the topics studied. The unit aims to develop practical expertise, support learning and understanding of theoretical concepts.

Essential idea

Practical work allows me to collect evidence to support theoretical concepts.

Learning Targets

SMEO

Moral Citizens – The importance of academic honesty and correct referencing / citation of sources is emphasized
Global Citizens – The use of internationally established scientific standards

The unit aims to develop practical expertise, support learning and understanding of theoretical concepts and to facilitate development of the efficient and professional style of communication vital to any scientific endeavor.
SL and HL students will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Design—D
  • Data collection and processing—DCP
  • Conclusion and evaluation—CE
  • Manipulative skills—MS
  • Personal skills—PS
  • Use of Information Technology - IT

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