These are exciting times for science education as we move into a more hands-on problem based approach. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) / New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science (NJSLSS) shift science instruction away from an emphasis on knowledge acquisition and memorization towards teaching students to use scientific knowledge and engineering practices to conduct investigations and solve problems.
Building a strong foundation in science, technology, art, engineering, and mathematics (STEAM) places your child on the road to success in school and beyond. STEAM programs develop critical-thinking skills that nurture the innovators and great thinkers of tomorrow. Seeking opportunities to explore science at home and in the community are ways to develop life long skills. You don't need to have the answers, just the desire to investigate, explore, and find them out.
Science isn't just a subject, it's a way of exploring your world!