The goal of science education is to create life-long learners and scientifically literate citizens. Students at all levels should be challenged and encouraged to pursue science and technology. The processes of science should develop the natural curiosity in students by actively engaging them in investigation using the techniques and technologies to foster the students’ scientific attitudes.
Science has a basic core of fundamental concepts, skills, and content which provides the framework for the students’ understanding of natural phenomena. The content of science should develop an understanding and appreciation of the students’ environment and promote the exploration and excitement of scientific research. Science is a human endeavor which develops critical thinking and decision making skills to benefit individuals and their community.
The kindergarten-5th grade science program is a hand-on, kit delivered curriculum that is specific to Elmhurst District 205. The content of the K-5 science curriculum is developed to give students experiences each year in the areas of Earth and Space, Life and Physical Science.
Most elementary schools host an annual Science Olympiad, a non competitive family science experience. For more information contact your school.