It is the goal of the Newark Board of Education to provide a foundation in science that will serve the learner throughout his/her lifetime. Through participation in research-based science activities, students develop the skills of observing, questioning, inferring, experimenting, calculating, analyzing and evaluating. These processes expand and enhance a student’s natural curiosity about the world in which they live and enable them to gain knowledge needed to be successful.

It is the goal of the Office of Science Education to raise the level of science literacy by providing on-going staff development, workshops, seminars, science activity centers, laboratories, and after school science clubs for district students, teachers, administrators, parents and community.

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Curricular Resources

NPS Curricular Resource Materials

  • Year-long Instructional Plans (Scope and Sequence),  Curricular Guidance Documents, K-12 Assessments, K-8 Science Kit Rotation Schedules, Grades 6-8 Exemplars, NGSS Resources, K-12 Unit Plan Drafts, NJ Science Assessment Information, and NPS Teachers’ Lesson Exchange.and Individual Professional Development Plans for all grade bands (IPDP)