Science

“Science can purify religion from error and superstition.  Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.”  ~Pope John Paul II~ 

Science affects just about every part of all students’ lives from cell phones to the food they eat.  In our science class, students learn to recognize and confront preconceptions about concepts. Students are engaged through a blend of inquiry, hands-on/minds-on, and group activities. These processes provide students with the opportunities to develop deeper understanding of content as well as application of that content. The science classroom is more than the development of understanding of content. Students  make observations, interpret those observations and analyze the data, formulate conclusions, and communicate their conclusions. Many tools are utilized to help students understand both content and application. Some of the tools and techniques utilized include labs, research, individual, and group activities.

Technology is infused throughout the curriculum to address student learning styles and to incorporate the latest content. Methods of incorporating technology include virtual experiments, simulations, virtual field trips, and review games. The use of virtual experiments and simulations provide students with the opportunities to conduct experiments that are unable to be done in the science classroom because they are either too dangerous and/or too expensive. Virtual field trips provide students with the opportunity to see scientists at work, often, posing questions to them.
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