The science program propels students to acquire an essential body of basic knowledge and necessary skills necessary to understanding all science subjects. Students learn to observe, question, infer, compare, and categorize through a variety of classroom and laboratory activities. Throughout the program, teachers emphasize the process of inquiry, use of the scientific method, and the development of critical thinking. Demonstrations and hands-on experimentation in the laboratory further reinforce the concepts students are learning. Teaching methods and strategies include lecture, classroom discussion, cooperative learning, use of charts and models, technology, demonstrations, experiments and presentations. Student evaluation is based on class participation, note taking, homework, lab reports, independent research, individual and group projects, and quizzes and tests.
An annual science fair offers opportunity to develop and display individual and group projects. Students also participate in county and state science competitions.