Welcome to Science
Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The Science Core Curriculum places emphasis on understanding and using skills. Students should be active learners. It is not enough for students to read about science; they must do science. They should observe, inquire, question, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze data, report, and evaluate findings. The students, as scientists, should have hands–on, active experiences throughout the instruction of the science curriculum.
What is Taught?
Granite uses the Utah State Core Standards for Science as our foundation for science instruction. While the content for each grade level may vary, every student will learn the process of science through these Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Use science process and thinking skills.
2. Manifest science interests and attitudes.
3. Understand important science concepts and principles.
4. Communicate effectively using science language and reasoning.
5. Demonstrate awareness of the social and historical aspects of science.
6. Understand the nature of science.
The specific topics that are taught can be found in each grade’s curriculum map. The curriculum map includes the state science standards as well as a pacing guide that shows which topics are taught during which quarters during the school year.
STEM Fair (formerly Science Fair)
For information about the STEM Fair, please visit the STEM Fair Webpage