Integrity - Service - Merit
The Science program at ISM fosters in students a sense of wonder and curiosity about themselves and the changing world around them. Using the scientific process, students are encouraged to think critically, solve problems, evaluate evidence and make supported conclusions. Students develop knowledge, skills and understanding through active inquiry and meaningful investigations to make connections with overarching concepts and scientific principles. Throughout Middle School Science, students develop their understanding of concepts in scientific inquiry, the nature of science, life science, physical science and earth science.
These units of study are carefully aligned to the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and Indicators from Grade 5 to Grade 12 in an integrated, sequential and developmentally appropriate manner. The essential skills of Science include designing and conducting investigations accurately and safely, making observations and inferences, predicting, measuring, organizing and displaying quantitative data, using detailed evidence in supporting conclusions, and evaluating the accuracy, authenticity, and validity of the investigations themselves.