At Grand Island Public schools, science education directly supports our vision that all students will be prepared to make positive contributions to society and thrive in an ever-changing world. By the end of 12th grade, each student shall have an appreciation of science and able to apply their knowledge and practices of science and engineering to understand phenomena in the natural and designed world.
Instruction and assessment reflect a coherent science education for K-12 in which students, over multiple years, actively engage in scientific and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of core science ideas. Students are exposed to a standards-based curriculum and science learning experiences designed to support the goals of the rigorous program. Students will become informed decision makers, be critical consumers of information, and understand the interconnectedness of scientific disciplines.
Students will be assessed on their ability to construct scientific explanations and develop evidence-based arguments for real-world phenomena through a scientific lens, and their ability to design or evaluate solutions to problems through an engineering lens. Ultimately, through teacher instruction and assessment evaluation, all students will make informed decisions and be good stewards of their school, community, state, country, and planet.