Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Ryan Higgins, Supervisor
Samantha D'Agosta, Secretary
Jessica DiBenedetti, Department Chairperson, Grades 8-12
Science Courses are designed to help students attain a deep understanding of how the natural world works. The curriculum helps students develop skills in problem solving, gathering and interpreting data, creating a logical sequence of information from a collection of evidence and developing ideas independently.
In the middle school, sixth graders engage in a study of the environment through a series of field studies at Dallenbach’s Natural Area in the fall semester and an intensive experience in environmental studies during their three-day stay at an environmental education center in the spring. Seventh graders use the process approach to learning earth, life and physical science.
In junior high school, students explore science to a greater degree of abstractness. In eighth grade they are expected to use inquiry and reasoning skills to investigate chemistry, geology, meteorology and astronomy. Students in ninth grade study biology where they engage in the production and analysis of data.
At East Brunswick High School, the curriculum includes courses in chemistry, and physics taught at multiple levels. Additional electives include contemporary issues in science, environmental studies, astronomy, meteorology, marine biology, and anatomy and physiology. Advanced placement courses in biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics also are available.