The science program challenges students with a variety of learning styles and gives them opportunities to apply what they have learned to real-life situations. The process of inquiry is one of open-ended, interdisciplinary exploration, reflection and connection. All students can learn science and should do so through the experiences of science inquiry, exploration, application and reflection.
Writing is one of the ways that children learn in science…When children explain what they have seen and why they think this occurs in writing, they are forced to clarify their thoughts and organize these ideas in a way that others can understand.
“Scientific proficiency encompasses understanding key concepts and their connections to other fundamental concepts and principles of science; familiarity with the natural and designed world for both its diversity and unity; and use of scientific knowledge and scientific ways of thinking for individual and social purposes” (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1990).
All students engage in science experiences that promote the ability to ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from natural curiosity about everyday things and occurrences.
Their natural curiosity is stimulated through hands-on scientific experiences provided by the FOSS and STC (Science and Technology for Children) Modules.