• Science

    Department Description

    Science is the never ending quest to understand how the natural and physical world works.  Morristown High School science programs strive to prepare students to engage in the scientific process of inquiry, to explore the relationships within the various disciplines of Life and Physical Science. Students are taught to apply the understanding of core ideas in science to explain and interact with the world around them. The science department believes that practical laboratory investigations and the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool are essential to achieving this goal. The science department is committed to the belief that all students need to be provided learning opportunities that allow for meaningful exploration, development, and application of critical thinking skills in order to identify and expand the scientist in all.

     

    For more in depth information visit our district STEM website to explore our programs!

     

    Morris School District STEM

     
     

    Integration of:

    Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics

     
      
     
     
     
     
    Next Generation Science Standards 
    In July 2014 New Jersey made a commitment to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
     

     

    New Jersey Adopts Next Generation Science Standards

    The State Board of Education voted to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards on July 9, 2014. There will be a two year implementation period. Science curriculum for grades 6-12 will need to be revised by September 2016 and the K-5 science curriculum by September 2017. Due to the incorporation of science practices in our standards in 2009, New Jersey science educators are better positioned than most. We are better positioned, but we have significant work to do in order to make the shifts necessary for our students to meet the demands of the NGSS. In an effort the provide as much assistance as possible, the Office of STEM has a significant catalog of resources that have been selected to help districts, schools and teachers make the transition.
    The Science Curriculum and Instruction Webpage: (http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/science/
    For more information on the NGSS and a complete layout of standards visit: http://www.nextgenscience.org/