Ms. Julie Glass

    The goal of science education at Lloyd Harbor School is to provide students with experiences that allow them to acquire new information, evaluate, and then apply that new knowledge to different circumstances.  In scientific experimenting, a process known as the scientific method is applied when attempting to solve a problem.  This method requires the experimenter to identify a problem or question, form a hypothesis, devise a plan in which information can be gathered, and then use that information to form a conclusion to the original problem.  Problem solving is a life skill that is necessary for children to grow intellectually as well as socially.  By using this problem solving technique in all areas of life, young children begin to understand the interdependence and culmination of all the knowledge acquired in our lifetimes.

    In teaching science, we have the responsibility to present a positive view of science, technology, and math.  It is our duty as educators to instill integrity, diligence, curiosity, open-mindedness, and imagination in our students.  We believe our students’ scientific knowledge will benefit their abilities to cognitively observe the importance of the acquisition of new knowledge.

    A strong science education prepares young students to become well-rounded and clear thinking citizens.  There is a strong need in our society for scientifically literate people, but the ultimate goal of all education is to improve the quality of life and to provide our youth with the ability to make a beneficial contribution to society.