“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer (American Author, philosopher, and Longshoreman, 1902-1983)
The Irvington Public Schools Science Department welcomes students and the community to a 2020-2021 school year, unlike any before. As portrayed in this quote by Hoffer, we find ourselves in the midst of drastic change, yet who better to prepare our future generations for the current and future changes than Science teachers. The IPS Science Department looks forward to meeting the challenges of the present time by “Building a Community One Student at a Time.”
The K-5Science program continues to be focused on integrating the various science disciplines around complex questions, engaging topics, and phenomena. The Interactive Science resource is equipped to be used remotely to support the learning of our K-5 elementary students.
Our middle school Science team is pleased to announce that the Amplify Integrated Science program will be used to support our students, parents, and teachers as they begin the school year remotely and will continue to serve as our primary resource when schools are ready to welcome everyone back.
The high school Science team has adopted new resources for Physics, Chemistry, and Earth Systems & Space Science.These exciting new resources by Activate Learning are aligned to State and National standards and will make learning relevant and engaging through their project and inquiry-based approach to learning Science. Additionally, we look forward to completing our Weather Center and Studio that will integrate Science, Technology, and Media Sciences as we continue our efforts to diversify courses and meet the interests and demands of the student body.
Irvington’s Science Department understands the vital role it plays in equipping our students to take their place as the workforce, leaders, and problem-solvers of tomorrow. We are steadfast in our commitment to providing a quality STEM education for ALL of our students. We will continue our work to ensure that our students are equipped with the scientific literacy and critical thinking skills needed to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.