As children grow up in an increasingly technologically and scientifically advanced world, at Rose Street we believe they need to be scientifically literate to succeed. Teaching technological literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving through science education gives pupils the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond. Active science lessons teaches children how to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions.
Aims and Objectives
- develop inquiring minds and curiosity about science and the natural world
- acquire knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills to solve problems and make informed decisions in scientific and other contexts
- develop skills of scientific inquiry to design and carry out scientific investigations and evaluate scientific evidence to draw conclusions
- communicate scientific ideas, arguments and practical experiences accurately in a variety of ways
- think analytically, critically and creatively to solve problems, judge arguments and make decisions in scientific and other contexts
- appreciate the benefits and limitations of science and its application in technological developments
- understand the international nature of science and the interdependence of science, technology and society, including the benefits, limitations and implications imposed by social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and ethical factors
- demonstrate attitudes and develop values of honesty and respect for themselves, others, and their shared environment.