DCPS Department of Science
  • Welcome to STEM

    DCPS Science
    The Science Department’s mission is to provide effective opportunities centered on contemporary, researched-based, best practices that improve the quality of science instruction and learning.
    Our STEM focus is to help kids develop a passion for learning, building, and experimenting by integrating S.T.E.M. principles in and outside the classroom.


    NSTA recommends that teachers help students:

    Learn how to identify and ask appropriate questions that can be answered through scientific investigations. Design and conduct investigations to collect the evidence needed to answer a variety of questions. Use appropriate equipment and tools to interpret and analyze data. Learn how to draw conclusions and think critically and logically to create explanations based on their evidence. Communicate and defend their results to their peers and others.

    —Adopted by the NSTA Board of Directors, October 2004