Science Mission Statement
Science, engineering, and technology influence and permeate every aspect of modern life. Some knowledge of science and engineering is required to engage with the major public policy issues of today as well as to make informed everyday decisions, such as selecting among alternative medical treatments or determining how to invest public funds for water supply options. In addition, understanding science and the extraordinary insights it has produced can be meaningful and relevant on a personal level, opening new worlds to explore and offering lifelong opportunities for enriching people's lives. In these contexts, learning science is important for everyone, even those who eventually choose careers in fields other than science or engineering.
Mission: To develop Scientifically literate individuals that possess the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision-making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity.
The Waldwick Science Department strives to provide a balanced, inquiry-based, interactive, ‘minds-on’ science education that implements the national and state science standards. These standards rest on the premise that science is an active process with inquiry central to understanding and learning scientific and engineering practices.