The mission of the Silver Lake Science Department is to challenge students to use critical thinking and reasoning skills in a variety of authentic investigations to help present science as a means of questioning, observing, investigating, and explaining the natural world.
The department strives to use, as the foundation for our instruction, the eight science and engineering practices.
|1. Asking questions and defining problems||5. Using mathematics and computational thinking|
|2. Developing and using models||6. Constructing explanations and designing solutions|
|3. Planning and carrying out investigations||7. Engaging in argument from evidence|
|4. Analyzing and interpreting data||8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information|