Science

  • Philosophy
    Microscope
    Pearland ISD grades K-12 science classes foster science experiences for all students, promote evidence-based decisions, develop critically-thinking individuals and cultivate life-long curiosity.
     


    Curriculum
    Pearland ISD provides quality science curriculum that connects science to everyday life, supports and encourages science experiences in natural environments and addresses students' individual needs. The instruction strives to balance lab experiences, data analysis, communication of conclusions and development of scientific vocabulary. Pearland ISD's science curriculum is aligned to the state-mandated curriculum found in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science.

    Assessments
    Students are formally tested in science through locally-developed benchmark tests as well as the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for grades 5 and 8 and biology.

    Initiatives

    • Inquiry
    • Vertical and Horizontal Alignment
    • S.C.O.P.E.S. and Spiral Questioning
    • Science Notebook
    • Academic Vocabulary Strategies
    • Process Skills
    • 5E Model of Instruction

    Mentoring/Coaching
    The science specialist works with new and veteran teachers through pre-conferencing, modeled lessons, teacher observations and debriefing.

    Staff Development
    Curriculum and Instruction provides quality staff development to district science teachers. Our goal is to positively impact student science success through training that models best practices in science education.