Science Philosophy

Science is a lifelong learning process by which students can learn and employ skills such as observing, questioning, inferring, experimenting, predicting, analyzing and evaluating. These skills will expand and enhance their natural curiosity about the world in which they live and enable them to gain the knowledge and 21st century skills needed to be successful in this millennium. The goal and challenge of science education and educators is to cultivate the development of scientifically adept students who: experience the richness and excitement of knowing about the natural world and understanding how it functions, uses appropriate scientific processes and principles in making personal decisions, engages intelligently in public discourse and debate about matters of scientific and technological concern, and applies scientific knowledge and skills to increase economic productivity.