An effective science program builds awareness that science, technology and mathematics are interdependent; an understanding of key concepts and principles of science; familiarity with the natural world, and recognition of the themes and variations of science. Scientifically literate students apply scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking to issues and problems related to self and society, and understand and interpret science in the media.
Science Belief Statements
The universe is a complex system, and that by working together over time, people can better understand how the universe works and that natural phenomenon have natural explanations. Knowledge gained from studying one part of the universe can often be applied to other parts, and while knowledge is stable it is subject to change.
All citizens need to be scientifically literate.
All students should be provided with the opportunity to study a diversified science curriculum.
Standards-based education and the National Science Education Standards are fundamental to building the capacity to improve curriculum, instruction and assessment in District 196.
Learning science is an active process.
Teachers are central to achieving excellence in science education.
Everyone has a role in improving and sustaining quality science education.