Philosophy

Learning science is a vital part of a young person’s K – 12 education. A person’s ability to make choices, to maximize his or her skills in the workplace and to reach a higher level of personal fulfillment can be strengthened by a strong and meaningful foundation in science. As the famous American physicist Richard Feynman said, “the world looks so different after learning science.” We believe that “learning science” means understanding it by doing activities that use the principles, processes, tools and language of science. This requires a commitment from all of us to keep the curriculum valid and relevant, active and interesting while meeting or exceeding the state and national standards for science education.

Objectives

  • To develop the skills to become wise consumers of scientific research and, thereby, to become more effective decision makers
  • To gain experiences in using the processes of science to access information and solve problems with an interdisciplinary approach
  • To understand a wide range of fundamental concepts of science
  • To examine and debate the role of science in our society and the social implications of scientific research

Goals

 

  • Students read effectively in science.
  • Students write scientifically.
  • Students analyze data.
  • Students conduct research.
  • Students present information.
  • Students comprehend basic theories, ideas, concepts, people, and trends in science.