The goal of the Science Department is to help students study, understand, and appreciate scientific models of the natural world. Students work toward this goal by practicing skills that are central to the scientific enterprise itself: observation, critical thinking, problem solving, laboratory experience, and scientific writing. Through practice with scientific habits and fostering of curiosity and skepticism, students are encouraged to become thoughtful, lifelong learners, with open, independent, and inquiring minds.
- Through practice with scientific habits and fostering of curiosity and skepticism, students are encouraged to become thoughtful, lifelong learners, with open, independent, and inquiring minds.
Through understanding of the laws of nature and how we came to understand them, students become well-informed learners capable of making sense of the past, present, and future. Since progress in science has always depended on the needs of society, and since society has been so heavily shaped by progress in science and technology, learning to think scientifically is an important component of becoming a thoughtful and well-informed member of society.
St. Mark’s Faculty Publications Revised March 2011
Ken Wells, Science Teacher:
Presentation: Mainstreaming Environmental Education for STEM Students, Building Energy ‘11 Educators' Summit, Boston, MA, March 2011
Presentation: Imagineering the Future: Mainstreaming Sustainable Energy Education for STEM Students, MEES 2011: Navigating Massachusetts Environmental Education: Mountains to Marine, Holy Cross College, March 2011
Carol Miller, Science Teacher:
Teachers Working in the Field: Impact on Education & Curriculum at the American Council of Engineering Companies Awards Gala, Boston, MA, March 2010