The mission of the Science Department is to empower in each of our students, through exposure to the science curriculum, the ability to become effective problem solvers, collaborative/cooperative workers, and lifelong learners. This is to be done by making students familiar with both the process (scientific method) and content (body of scientific knowledge) of science.
Students will learn how science operates within the context of the various scientific disciplines: students will see science as a creative, human endeavor, not simply the accumulation of facts. Students will understand and use appropriate lab processes and procedures. Students will understand how scientific facts are discovered and how theories explaining these facts are developed. Students will understand how to critically evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data, students will learn how scientific problem solving techniques are useful in all areas of life, students will realize the importance of science considering the relationship among people, technologies, and environments.