SCIENCE TEAM MISSION STATEMENT
We are a team of teachers passionate about science. We believe a solid understanding of science concepts and scientific thinking is essential to being a good citizen who can make informed decisions about a variety of complex and ever-changing issues. We also believe that cultivating scientific literacy will help our students lead healthier, happier, and more successful lives. As a science team we want students to fall in love with science as a way of knowing more about themselves and their world. We believe that all students are born scientists who are naturally curious about how the world around them works. We teach students to ask scientific questions and then how to seek answers to those questions using the same tools, techniques, and technology used by scientists. We coach students in how to think critically, analyze deeply, and communicate their understanding of scientific principles. We believe that every student is entitled to a rich and engaging science curriculum that prepares them for the dynamic and demanding challenges of college science courses or their career choice. To help students develop as scientifically literate citizens we design our own curricula that emphasizes the interconnectedness of science concepts across disciplines. These cross-cutting concepts strengthen connections between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics so that they are prepared for the increasingly complex combination of skills required in college and career. We prepare our students to become environmental stewards of the Earth and make sustainable decisions. Most of all we love and look forward to getting our students excited about science!
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Almost all of East Side's math and science teachers have been, currently are, or will soon be MfA Master Teacher fellows. As such they participate in frequent professional development workshops to grow their teaching skills!
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