The Philadelphia School District’s approach to science instruction is inquiry-based and student-centered. We believe that mastery of science requires both knowledge and practice, and that children and adolescents have a natural curiosity and skepticism perfectly suited to scientific investigation. We believe students learn science best when instruction respects and engages the knowledge and values they bring to the table. We look to promote equity in science achievement in the classroom, and beyond.
Our science curriculum is aimed toward the achievement of the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content for Science. We work toward infusing our curriculum and instruction with the Science Practices, Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts found in the Next Generation Science Standards.
Information about science competitions and opportunities including the Carver Science Fair and Science Olympiad