Throughout grades 6-12,Students will learn that scientific investigations involve collections of relevant evidence, the use of logical reasoning, the application of imagination to devise hypotheses,and explanations to make sense of collected evidence. Student engagement in scientific investigation provides background for understanding the nature of scientific inquiry. The science process skills necessary for inquiry are acquired through active experiences in and out of the classroom. These process skills support developments of reasoning and problem solving skills.
Teacher representatives for middle and High schools meet three times during the school year to discuss relevant safety issues and updates. Schools leads and the Coordinator of K-12 Science and STEM engage in relevant, up to date science information including standards based activities, general overviews of science safety, lab procedures, lab activities and reviewing the chemical hygiene rules and regulations. Our focus is always on how to maintain a safe lab whole engaging students at the hightest level. Each school should document how science safety training is occurring on each campus and it should be outlined in grade level or departmental meeting agendas and minutes. Up to date chemical inventories should be sent to Dusty Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rhonda Griffin(email@example.com).