Science and Technology Focus
The goals of science and technology education in Gr. 1 to 8 are intended to ensure that all students acquire basic scientific literacy and technological capability before entering secondary school. The goals for students are:
- 1. To understand the basic concepts of science and technology.
- 2. To develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific
inquiry and technological design.
- 3. To relate scientific and technological knowledge to each other and to the
world outside the school.
The program goals can be achieved simultaneously through learning activities that combine the acquisition of knowledge with both inquiry and design processes in a concrete, practical context. At the same time, these learning activities enable students to develop the communication skills that are an essential component of science and technology education.