Our science education philosophy is simple and relevant. We wish to provide a foundation that will serve the whole child for a lifetime. Science is a process by which students can learn and employ skills such as observing, questioning, inferring, experimenting, calculating, analyzing and evaluating. These processes will expand and enhance their natural curiosity about the world in which they live and enable them to gain knowledge needed to be successful in the next millennium.
Science is not something new. Science is for everyone and is a lifelong learning process. It goes back before recorded history, when people first discovered regularities and relationships in nature. People learned to make predictions based on these regularities, and to make connections between things that at first seemed to have no relationship. More and more they learned about the workings of nature. That body of knowledge, growing all the time, is part of science. The greater part of science is the method used to produce that body of knowledge. Science is an activity—a human activity—as well as a body of knowledge that continues to evolve—as evidenced by current events that are composed, in large part, of scientific discoveries, theories, and applications.