The Science Department is committed to teaching what all students should know and be able to do as they grow towards scientific literacy. Students should be able to develop an understanding of fundamental scientific principles while promoting the use of science related skills for life experiences. These skills will include, but not be limited to, measuring, graphing, problem-solving, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions and communicating results.
Through a basic understanding in life, earth, and physical sciences, critical thinking skills will be encouraged. To promote positive attitudes in learning science, students will actively participate in hands-on activities. Students should develop qualities inherent in the practice of science through curiosity, skepticism, open-mindedness and honesty when collecting and interpreting their findings.
Through the course of a student’s science education they should be able to justify its connection to other subjects and the needs of the society. This realization will server to enrich the student’s science literacy.