In Cincinnati Public, we believe that our students' futures are bright. We strive to provide a high quality educational experience for every student, regardless of circumstances. By the end of high school, we envision that our students will graduate with proficiency in science to:
- Know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world;
- Generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations, distinguishing science from pseudoscience;
- Understand the nature and development of scientific knowledge
- Participate productively in scientific practices and discourse.
In conjunction with the Ohio Department of Education, our student-centered goals for science education include helping students:
- Experience excitement, interest and motivation to learn about phenomena in the natural and physical world.
- Come to generate, understand, remember, and use concepts, explanations, arguments, models, and facts related to science.
- Manipulate, test, explore, predict, question, observe, and make sense of the natural and physical world.
- Reflect on science as a way of knowing; on processes, concepts and institutions of science; and on their own process of learning about phenomena.
- Participate in scientific activities and learning practices with others, using scientific language and tools.
- Think about themselves as science learners and develop an identity as someone who knows about, uses, and sometimes contributes to science.