Pre-K-12 Curriculum and Instruction - Science (6-12)
Muscogee County School District science instruction is based upon the Science Georgia Standards of Excellence. These standards are designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for all students to develop proficiency in science. The Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the follow up work, A Framework for K-12 Science Education were used as the core of the standards to determine appropriate content and process skills for students.
The standards are written with the core knowledge to be mastered integrated with the science and engineering practices needed to engage in scientific inquiry and engineering design. Crosscutting concepts are used to make connections across different science disciplines. Hands-on, student-centered, and inquiry-based approaches are the emphasis of instruction.
Science consists of a way of thinking and investigating, as well a growing body of knowledge about the natural world. To become literate in science, students need to possess sufficient understanding of fundamental science content knowledge, the ability to engage in the science and engineering practices, and to use scientific and technological information correctly.
Documents and Resources
A Framework for K-12 Science Education