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Fitzgerald, Michelle
Assistant Superintendent for Learning & Teaching
Beedy, David
K-12 STEM Coordinator
K-8 Science

Science Curriculum/Philosophy

"Science and engineering—significant parts of human culture that represent some of the pinnacles of human achievement—are not only major intellectual enterprises but also can improve people’s lives in fundamental ways. Although the intrinsic beauty of science and a fascination with how the world works have driven exploration and discovery for centuries, many of the challenges that face humanity now and in the future—related, for example, to the environment, energy, and health—require social, political, and economic solutions that must be informed deeply by knowledge of the underlying science and engineering."

"Science, engineering, and the technologies they influence permeate every aspect of modern life. Indeed, some knowledge of science and engineering is required to engage with the major public policy issues of today as well as to make informed everyday decisions, such as selecting among alternative medical treatments or determining how to invest public funds for water supply options. In addition, understanding science and the extraordinary insights it has produced can be meaningful and relevant on a personal level, opening new worlds to explore and offering lifelong opportunities for enriching people’s lives. In these contexts, learning science is important for everyone, even those who eventually choose careers in fields other than science or engineering."

"students, over multiple years of school, actively engage in scientific and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of the core ideas in these fields. The learning experiences provided for students should engage them with fundamental questions about the world and with how scientists have investigated and found answers to those questions. Throughout grades K-12, students should have the opportunity to carry out scientific investigations and engineering design projects related to the disciplinary core ideas."

"By the end of the 12th grade, students should have gained sufficient knowledge of the practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on science-related issues, to be critical consumers of scientific information related to their everyday lives, and to continue to learn about science throughout their lives. They should come to appreciate that science and the current scientific understanding of the world are the result of many hundreds of years of creative human endeavor. It is especially important to note that the above goals are for all students, not just those who pursue careers in science, engineering, or technology or those who continue on to higher education."

-Framework for K-12 Science Education, National Research Council 2012

Science Olympiad

Most elementary schools host an annual Science Olympiad, a non competitive family science experience. For more information contact your school.

Parent Resources:

Literacy in Science

Looking for some books for your child to read?  How about finding a science book for them to curl up with!

Please click on the grade level below to find some great titles:

K-5 Science Book Suggestions

6-12 Science Book Suggestions

  • Five Senses
  • Our Environment
  • Seasons

1st Grade

  • Animals
  • Butterflies and Tadpoles
  • Colors and Rainbows
  • Magnets

2nd Grade

  • Lighten UP
  • Body Systems
  • Plants

3rd Grade

  • Astronomy
  • Simple Machines
  • Weather Wise

4th Grade

  • Biomes in Balance
  • Matter Matters
  • Our Changing Earth

5th Grade

  • Energy Engineers
  • Waves
  • Small Things

6th Grade

  • Astronomy
  • Earth's Structure
  • Ecology

7th Grade

  • Chemistry
  • Forces & Energy
  • Diversity of Life

8th Grade

  • Earth's Surface
  • Cells & Heredity
  • Water & the Atmosphere

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