The principal goal of the East Longmeadow High School Science Department is to help students acquire the ability to solve problems using cri... Continue
tical thinking and scientific methods. The development of this skill, combined with an attitude of sustained intellectual curiosity is essential to understanding our universe and the natural processes and forces that shape and govern it. Students enrolled in science courses will study scientific concepts, principals, terminology and procedure in the classroom and will also have the opportunity to apply that knowledge while conducting scientific experiments in a laboratory setting. This will enable students to manipulate scientific equipment and materials in a responsible and efficient manner. Students will learn to collect, organize and report scientific data and formulate conclusions. It is vital that students be technologically literate and understands the historical, sociological and economic implications of developments are science in order to make informed decisions as scientific issues impact society and their everyday lives.