At The Philadelphia School we focus on the facts of science by developing an understanding of how those facts were established, what they mean, and how they can be used.
Science, engineering, and technology permeate every aspect of modern life and hold the key to many of humanity’s most pressing current and future challenges. In order for our students to understand, participate, and eventually take a lead in public policy issues and environmental concerns, they must develop an expanding understanding of scientific and engineering content and practices.
In increasingly complex and developmentally appropriate ways, students
- ask questions and define problems
- plan and carry out investigations
- analyze and interpret data
- develop and use models
- use mathematics and computational thinking
- construct logical explanations and design solutions
- defend explanations by developing evidence based on data and challenge peers while searching for explanations
- obtain, evaluate, and communicate information