Wachusett Regional School District
Wachusett Mountain

 


HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE - Strand 6

In learning science, students need to understand that science reflects its history and is an ongoing, changing enterprise. The standards for the history and nature of science recommend the use of history in the WRSD science programs to clarify different aspects of scientific inquiry, the human aspects of science, and the role that science has played in the development of various cultures.

K - 5


Standard:  As a result of activities in grades K - 5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Science as a human endeavor

 

6 - 8


Standard:   As a result of activities in grades 6 - 8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of science
  • History of science
9 - 12


Standard:  As a result of activities in grades 9 - 12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge
  • Historical perspectives