Science Curriculum

  • The overarching goal of MCPS K-12 science education is “to ensure that by the end of 12th grade, all students have  some appreciation for the beauty and wonder of science; possess sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on related issues; are careful consumers of scientific and technological information related to their everyday lives; are able to continue to learn about science outside school; and have the skills to enter careers of their choice, including (but not limited to) careers in science, engineering, and technology.” (From NGSS Framework for K-12 Science Educations, Chapter 1, pg. 2.)

    To that end, MCPS is aligning its science curriculum with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  “The NGSS – developed by educators, scientists and experts in science education – will, by design, engage students at the earliest grades through graduation so that all students become informed citizens who are knowledgeable about how science and technology affect everyday life.“  (From ACHIEVE implementation manual, pg. 84.)

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