• 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

Instructional Resources

  • 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
    • Models
    • 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)