Science Department Head
Alison Lucas - Department Head
The Stratford High School Science Department is dedicated to providing students with a superior science education. Our professional team of educators is committed to creating authentic, meaningful, and engaging experiences. We aim to implement a curriculum designed to challenge all students and provide them opportunities to hone their skills and develop their abilities as scientifically literate consumers of information, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers so that they may be best prepared to meet the challenges of our 21st Century world.
Demonstrate an understanding and apply basic scienctific concepts, principles and theories in biology, chemistry, physics and earth/space sciences relative to the science program completed by the student.
Identify and solve problems through scientific investigation, including the formulation of predictions, student design of experiments, collection of relevant evidence or data, use of logical reasoning, appropriately analyzing quantitative data from experiments, drawing conclusions and identifying the validity of an experiment.
Demonstrate various scientific inquiry skills including: differentiating between observations and inferences, making generalizations from observations, relating an effect to its cause, identifying patterns or relationships, distinguishing between quantitative and qualitative observations, comparing, sorting and/or classifying objects or events.
Select and use appropriate technology, laboratory equipment and materials, including sensing devices to measure, calculate, organize and communicate data.
Demonstrate the ability to work independently and collaboratively in an organized fashion to complete a task.
Demonstrate the abilities associated with accurate and effective communication. These include writing, following written procedures, summarizing data, using language appropriately, developing diagrams and charts, explaining statistical analysis, constructing a reasoned argument, and responding to critical comments.
Demonstrate an ability to create and/or interpret scientific information provided in graphs, tables, charts, and illustrations.
STS - Science, Technology, Society
Distinguish between the role of science, striving to understand the natural world, and technology seeking solutions to human problems.
Analyze the possibilities and limits of science and technology in order to make and defend decisions about societal issues.