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LHS Science Department Philosophy Statement

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A broad understanding of the living world and the physical laws fundamental to all science is essential in today’s technological society. A quality education includes significant study in the areas of biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics. In accordance with state academic standards, the Science department recommends that students take a minimum of one year in a life science such as Biology and one year in a physical science such as Earth Science, Chemistry or Physics during their high school tenure. The science curriculum is designed to give each student as many options for success after high school as possible.

The science faculty is committed to developing DARING graduates.  Each course is designed to be content rich, activity centered, and aligned to state and national science standards.  Varied techniques will ensure that students are able to grow in their ability to think creatively, ponder problems, and propose solutions based on evidence and reason.  Productive science discussions encourage sharing of diverse perspectives in a collaborative manner in order to better understand our complex world.  We are committed to helping students improve their scientific perspective so they will thrive in their future academic studies and careers, and they will have a greater appreciation of the physical universe throughout their lives.