Science education focuses on fostering deep content knowledge through active intellectual engagement and emulating disciplinary practices and thinking. Science education offers a rich context for developing critical thinking, problem solving, and information literacy through instruction that addresses the nature of science and promotes use of science practices.

We believe each student is capable of engaging deeply in scientific inquiry and engineering design. Science learning involves students developing a complete, accurate, and working understanding of the nature of science. Students learn through a variety of opportunities for students to investigate and build scientific explanations, such as laboratory experiences. Close attention is paid to students’ ability to see and articulate relationships between science topics and real-world issues and concerns. Students can identify variables, formulate a model describing a relationship between the variables, interpret results and validate and report conclusions and the reasoning behind them.

Grade-Level Science Learning