Science education in MMSD engages students in multiple opportunities to develop evidence-based explanations and to more deeply understand the world around them. The Curriculum & Assessment Science staff provides curriculum, instruction, and assessment support to K-12 Science teachers. The staff facilitates on-going professional development, manages the K-8 Science Materials Center, directs the district planetarium, coordinates the Summer Science Research Internship Program, and shares current research information. Our goal is to support teaching each student science content and skills needed to be successful independent thinkers and problem solvers in the 21st century.

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's the one who asks the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss, Le Cru et le Cuit, 1964