The Science Department wants to excite students about science...so they become curious about science! Our goal is to provide students with meaningful, stimulating, and interesting hands-on science programs. To do so, we provide teachers with tools they need to help students mimic how scientists go about finding problems and methods to solve them. Essentially, our goal is to engage students in inquiry-based science in fun and challenging ways.
The redesigned elementary science program was field tested in 24 schools during the 2005–2006 and 2006–2007 school years and was implemented in all elementary schools beginning in the 2007–2008 school year. The new curriculum:
BSCS Science Tracks: Connecting Science and Literacy was developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is published by Kendal/Hunt Publishing Company.