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Science Education K-12
Students engaged in water quality analysis imageBuncombe County Schools K-12 Science Vision:
At Buncombe County Schools we share the vision expressed by the National Research Council in their A Framework for K-12 Science Education “in which students, over multiple years of school, actively engage in scientific and engineering practices and apply crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of the core ideas in these fields.” 

We believe this vision can be achieved through a systematic K-12 science program that engages students in inquiry-based curriculum. This means that students at all levels of science are expected to ask questions and use scientific methods to seek solutions to those questions. In addition students are expected to communicate their findings and learning to their peers. 
In short, during their science classes, along with learning science, Buncombe County School students will be doing the work of scientists and engineers.

Of the utmost importance to us is pushing our students towards becoming scientifically literate citizens complete with critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to communicate with others in an increasingly global society.

For more information or questions please contact:
Brian Maccarelli, K-12 Science Specialist. 828.255.5957 (office).
Carla Billups, Elementary STEM Coach. 828.225.5281 (office).

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