The Deer Park Science & Technology Department seeks to engage all students in the process of investigating and interacting with the world around them to learn about the natural and designed worlds and their connections to everyday life. We teach students the tools, skills and understandings they need to ask questions, to solve problems, to make informed claims based on data and supported by evidence. We prepare students for life, by providing them with meaningful hands-on experiences, and by fostering excitement & enthusiasm about the world, and their place in it, while preparing them to consider careers in the fields of science & technology. Above all, we strive to help students become engaged, productive members of society, and to remember and apply what they learn in our classes to their own lives, long after they leave Deer Park.
Our students are:
- Scientifically and technologically literate: Able to use the tools and skills they learn in our classes to excel in their studies, to better their lives, and to engage with the larger world.
- Inquisitive, engaged, and resilient in their pursuit of knowledge: They question the world around them, and use evidence to form explanations and to solve problems.
- Able to consume media related to science & technology and be able to make sense of it.
- Individuals who actively wonder; who seek to answer the questions they have about the world around them, and their place in it.