Science

  • The Office of Science supports our educators by providing access to professional development, instructional materials, and effective pedagogy resulting in high-quality teaching and learning. Consistent with the commitment to excellence in education, the Office of Science is dedicated to the advancement of Scientific literacy for all students. Our goal is to provide all of our students with: 

    • Curriculum aligned to state and national standards
    • Data-driven differentiated instruction
    • Rigorous learning environments with integrated technology 
    • Engaging 3-Dimensional, hands-on, scientific investigations
    • Safe learning environments that foster collaboration between students, staff, families, and community partners
    • Classroom experiences connected to real-world phenomena 
    • Opportunities to engage in science and engineering practices 
    • Exposure to STEM-related career pathways 

    Curriculum Overview

    Michigan has adopted the new Michigan Science Standards which are based on the Next Generation Science Standards. In transitioning to the new standards, the Office of Science is piloting new NGSS aligned curriculum materials and offering professional development for teachers. Teachers are encouraged to create 3-Dimensional learning environments in their classroom by incorporating Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts in each lesson. Science electives available in the district include SmartLabs (STEM Lab), Forensics, Robotics, and Environmental Science. Additionally, schools may offer a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses which allow students to receive college credit if they pass the AP Exam with a qualifying score.

    Michigan Academic Standards for Science

     

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