Science

Introduction:

The science program for grades kindergarten through grade 8 in the Brockton Public Schools employs a combination of science content and scientific process. Our curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks, and emphasizes the use of best practices as outlined by the National Science Teachers' association (NSTA). The highlight of the K - 8 science experience is the BPS Middle School Science Fair that is held each year in April. Grade 8 students and selected grade 7 students complete an independently designed science experiment and present their result to their school. Exemplary projects advance to the district science fair and winners from this level advance to the Southeast Region Middle School Science Fair and finally to the Massachusetts Middle School Science Fair.

The BHS Science Department is proud to serve all of the students of the High School, presenting them with a broad range of options in Science Education. Our students are able to develop a firm foundation in the basic principles of both Physical and Life Sciences. It is our hope that this foundation will serve our students well as they enter an adult world, society, and economy which is increasingly dependent on Science and Technology.

Virtually all BHS students will rise to the challenge of the first high stakes MCAS exam after their first three semesters of High School Science. Our Environmental Earth Science, Biology, Advanced Biology, and Advanced Chemistry teachers have committed to maximizing our students’ chances for successfully passing this key educational milestone. In addition to the previously mentioned courses, we offer Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Earth and Space Science, Oceanography, Plant Growth and Animal Care, and Modern Science; almost all of these are offered at two or more academic levels. College level Advanced Placement courses are offered in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Laboratory experiences are promoted in all of our courses so that BHS students can apply their new knowledge to the real world.

Science K-8

Heather Ronan
Coordinator of Mathematics and Science, PreK - 8
508-580-7565

Introduction:

The science program for grades kindergarten through grade 8 in the Brockton Public Schools employs a combination of science content and scientific process. Our curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks, and emphasizes the use of best practices as outlined by the National Science Teachers' association (NSTA). The highlight of the K - 8 science experience is the BPS Middle School Science Fair that is held each year in April. Grade 8 students and selected grade 7 students complete an independently designed science experiment and present their result to their school. Exemplary projects advance to the district science fair and winners from this level advance to the Southeast Region Middle School Science Fair and finally to the Massachusetts Middle School Science Fair.

Information:

Resources for both parents and teachers are provided in the section below. Further information is available by calling the Office of Teaching and Learning, Science, at 508-580-7565 or by e-mailing the coordinator: lindasantry@brocktonpublicschools.com

2016 Summer Science!

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Science 9-12

JONATHAN SHAPIRO
Department Head
508-580-7413

The Brockton High School Science program was designed to prepare students to approach, understand and overcome challenges in college, career and their personal lives. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields currently offer the greatest professional opportunities and are projected to increase further. Science underlies many political, personal and professional issues that impact our lives on a daily basis from the grocery store to the voting booth. Brockton High School students are prepared to engage with this world of ideas and will be prepared as the world changes throughout our lives. Our foundational belief is that science is for everyone.

We emphasize learning scientific concepts through the experimental and investigative process of science. Through this process, students learn problem solving and critical thinking skills that will be used throughout their lives both within and outside the sciences. Every student at BHS demonstrates this through their participation in our science fair. Students in our core program will take a class in Environmental Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students have the opportunity to enroll in our innovative four year, interdisciplinary biotechnology pathway. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, students will also have the opportunity to enroll in a brand new Science of Tomorrow pathway in Systems Thinking. This exciting pathway will help students evaluate and develop solutions to the world’s most complex problems. Many elective courses are provided to ensure that students can pursue their interests and be passionate about their education.

Brockton High School has made a commitment to modernizing the approaches to studying the world. Our state of the art biotechnology lab allows students to investigate the molecular basis of life with technology that is not even common in research universities. In all of our classes, students have the ability to measure in real time using digital probeware. We look forward to re-opening Brockton High School’s planetarium with a brand new digital Sci-Dome. This will be a cornerstone of building the STEM culture in Brockton for all of Brockton’s community members from 5 to 105 years old, emphasizing our foundational belief that science is for everyone.

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