Science Department

Welcome to the SHHS Science Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Science Department is to present science as a rational and systematic observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena. Application of these principles in the natural sciences to include physical science, biology, chemistry I and II, environmental science, geology, AP biology, and anatomy and physiology will be emphasized.

The Science Department will focus on the importance of critical thinking and logical reasoning using various methods of investigation, such as observation, comparison, experimentation, and mathematical manipulation of data.

Our department is also committed to the concept that science has a practical application and has to be understood in a larger cultural context. It is through inquiry that students are able to view science as an interdisciplinary study applicable to society.