“The aim of science education is to develop in learners a rich and full understanding of the inquiry process; the key concepts and principles of life science, physical science, and earth and space sciences; and issues of science, understandings and their interactions with the natural world.”
-Illinois State Board of Education.
In our ever-changing world, students need the skills necessary to evaluate and understand the wealth of new information that is created every day. The goal of the science program is to help students acquire content knowledge while increasing their scientific literacy skills. District 126’s science courses incorporate the three Dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards: Science and Engineering Practices, Cross Cutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. District 126 also strives to follow the National Science Teachers Association's recommendation that 40-percent of science instruction time be spent in laboratory and hands on activities.
Click here to be taken to the ZBTHS Course Guide, which contains details about our Science courses.