It is the goal of the Newark Public Schools 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 in the next millennium.
The Office of Science Education operates the Benjamin Banneker Science Center, the district’s Science Resource Center. 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, computer and library resources, and after school science clubs for district students, teachers, administrators, parents and community.