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2007-2008 Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Research is a process by which people discover or create new knowledge about the world in which they live.

Mrs. Patricia R. Nalley, 2008 Secondary Science and Engineering Fair Keynote Address

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The Philosophy of Science Education

Science is for all students. All students must have the Welcome to Scienceopportunity to attain high levels of scientific literacy. Scientific literacy means being able to use scientific knowledge and ways of thinking in daily life. Scientific literacy ensures the ability of our students to participate fully as informed citizens and decision-makers in a scientific and technological world.

Learning science is an active process. Students learn science by describing objects and events, and asking questions. Students learn science by acquiring knowledge, and constructing explanations of natural phenomena. Students learn science by testing those explanations many different ways, and communicating their ideas to others. In this way, students actively develop understanding of science by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and thinking skills. Students will recognize that science is more than a body of knowledge. It is also a way of investigating. Students have the opportunity to examine the impact science has had and will continue to have on society.