The Science and Technology program at Dover-Sherborn High School is an interdisciplinary collaborative effort between the Industrial Technology and Science departments. Students are presented background information on selected science topics, followed by one or two laboratory explorations/experiments. Students are then presented problems that illustrate those processes. Students are expected to research, design and construct solutions to those problems. The majority of the construction activities take place within the Industrial Technology shop. Upon completion of the problem-solving activities, oral and written presentations on the means used, and the results achieved are required of all participants. The program utilizes introductory, structured problems at the outset of instruction followed by more complex, in-depth explorations of scientific principles. The course requires a considerable investment of time and study on the part of the student. The student is expected to master general concepts of science and technology for application in a variety of problematic situations. This program blends well with the "thinking" and "doing" goals detailed in the Commonwealth's new science and technology frameworks.
As a result of their experiences in the Science and Technology program, students should be capable of an expanded ability to:
--work cooperatively within a small group.
--be a constructive member of a small group.
--develop and implement a research methodology.
--develop and design a means of testing his of her hypothesis and follow it to its completion.
--revise and modify his of her plan of action when change is warranted.
--design a means of collecting data.
--formulate an acceptable means of treating data.
--interpret and draw informed conclusions from a database.
--communicate his of her experiences/findings orally and in a written format.
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