Science and Technology Focus

by / Friday, 16 January 2015 / Published in Newsletter, Recent Posts

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.