This course ensures that all students understand how science influences their lives and to enable them to use their knowledge of science and its methods in future problem solving and decision making. A lifelong curiosity about the world around them is cultivated through such teaching methods as laboratory investigation, class discussion and formal instruction.
Throughout the grades the following skills are stressed: observation, critical analysis, and the ability to draw conclusions make predictions and design experiments. Mathematical and writing skills are drawn upon extensively, and computer skills are developed as an aid to handling data. For students with special interest and ability in science, the department offers a challenging and diverse selection of advanced courses.