• Science

    INSTRUCTIONAL PHILOSOPHY

  • Science Department Logo PPS Science Theory of Action:

    If we commit to equitable time in engaging science instruction, resource allocation for science instruction, and build the capacity of educators to provide investigative opportunities for students to engage in science and engineering practices, then we will develop students who are scientifically literate, critical thinkers and problem solvers.

    The goal of science education in Pittsburgh Public Schools is to produce scientifically literate citizens through a practice/investigative approach that builds an understanding of fundamental scientific processes and principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth and Space science. However, scientific literacy is not limited to the understanding of fundamental scientific principles. It also includes proficiency in scientific reasoning and the ability to critically analyze the interplay between science,

    technology, and society. To meet this goal, PPS adheres to an integrated curriculum framework, which provides opportunities for students to investigate and experience phenomena as it applies to science. This cultivates scientific literacy while strengthening overall critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills by exercising the NGSS Eight Science and Engineering Practices.

Standards


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PreK–2 Science and Technology and Engineering Standards
PreK–3 Environment and Ecology

Science Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Biology

Academic Standards for Writing and Reading
Grades 6–12 Academic Standards for Reading in Science and Technical Subjects
Grades 6–12 Academic Standards for Writing in Science and Technical Subjects

Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering
Grades 3, 5, 6, 8
Grades 9–12

Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology
Grade 3–8, 9, 10


Grade Level Materials


A collection of materials that can expected for each grade level and course. Click links below to be directed to external websites.

Grade K–8: Carolina Science Online Biology: Pearson Mastering Biology
Biology: Pearson Mastering Biology

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Parent and Student Resources


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Staff Resources

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