Educational Philosophy
Students will engage in the process of science through scientific inquiry and application of the underlying scientific concepts.  Students will use qualitative as well as computational thinking to analyze and interpret data.  Students will develop the necessary skills to generate, interpret qualitative and quantitative data, evaluate scientific claims and provide evidence for scientific conclusions.

Guiding Principles
  • Students will engage with the process of science by participating in hands-on activities and labs that help students to gain a better understanding of underlying concepts, elucidate concepts and relationships and/or develop inquiry-based experiments   
  • Students will apply their math skills to interpret and represent data
  • Students will be able to evaluate the merits of conceptual models and appropriately apply the appropriate models and relationships
  • Students will be able to support scientific claims, provide evidence for those claims and make conclusions based on qualitative and quantitative data
  • Students will work collaboratively
Read the Program of Studies for detailed course descriptions.
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physical Science
  • Electives
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Bioethics
    • Explorations in Visual Arts and Science
    • Marine Biology
    • Project Engineering

Click on the link for additional information on Science Electives

Department Leader
David Baumritter
Telephone: (978) 264-4700 extension 3442
Fax: (978) 266-1133
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