The mission of the Coppell ISD science program is to prepare learners to be scientifically literate, socially responsible citizens in world that is increasingly dependent upon a global citizenry who will apply scientific knowledge and critical thinking sills to make informed global decision and solve global problems.
Long-Term Transfer Goals
Students will independently use their learning to...
- Ask questions, recognize and define problems, and propose solutions
- Safely and ethically collect, analyze, and evaluate appropriate data
- Utilize/create/analyze models to make predictions and understand the natural world
- Make valid claims and informed decisions based on scientific evidence
- Effectively communicate scientific principles and reasoning to a target audience
What Does a Science Classroom Look and Sound Like?
Learning Through Inquiry
A variety of instructional materials, tools, and resources are used to teach the district science curriculum.
- Hands-on science materials and tools
- Digital tools such as data loggers, sensors, microscopes, or balances
- Digital simulations
- Reading materials, including digital
- Citizen Science resources
- A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (National Research Council, 2012)
- America’s Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science (National Research Council, 2006)
- Ready, Set, Science: Putting Research Into Practice in K-8 Science Classrooms (Michaels, Shouse, & Schweingruber, 2008)
- Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching in Science Grades K-8 (National Research Council, 2007)
- Seeing Students Learn Science: Investigating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom (Beatty, Schweingruber, National Research Council, Board on Science Education, Board on Testing and Assessment, 2017)