Capital School District is a member of the Delaware Science Coalition. This partnership began with a National Science Foundation Grant and is currently funded by the school district. As a member of the Delaware Science Coalition, Capital School District receives materials, termed “science kits” from the coalition. Each grade level receives 3 kits per year. In order for a teacher to use the kits they must attend several after-school sessions, or summer training. During this training, teachers are familiarized with the science content, materials, and activities in the kit. The Science Curriculum is standards based and stresses the importance of inquiry through the hands-on experience provided by the kits. Each year, students receive instruction in life science, earth science, and physical science. Students are exposed to the nature of science and the procedures that all scientists follow in their daily work.
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To see the themes of each grade level go to http://www.k12.de.us/capital/SciUnits.pdf