Science, Technology, and Engineering
The mission of the Silver Lake Science Department is to challenge students to use critical thinking and reasoning skills in a variety of authentic investigations to help present science as a means of questioning, observing, investigating, and explaining the natural world.
The department strives to use, as the foundation for our instruction, the eight science and engineering practices.
- Asking questions and defining problems
- Developing and using models
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Using mathematics and computational thinking
- Constructing explanations and designing solutions
- Engaging in argument from evidence
- Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Mr. Scott Farrell
Science, Technology & Engineering Coordinator
Mr. Sean Allen
Ms. Emily Geddes
Mr. Colin Gregory
Mrs. JennyLyn Lapin
Ms. Shari Laprise
Mr. Craig Murray
Mrs. Fran Pruyn
Mr. Russell Shute
Mrs. Zorica Vukovic
"Teaching Tomorrows Technology Today"
Students in the Technology education program experience a comprehensive and sequential curriculum taught by certified technology education specialists. Course offerings are established based on the standards contained in the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. Those frameworks emphasize the close and growing relationship among Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Additionally, courses within the department support the core values identified in the Silver Lake Mission Statement, as well as providing opportunity for students to demonstrate many aspects of the Student Expectations. Courses in the Technology Department encourage students to reach proficiency toward the following SLRHS Academic Expectations: Define, analyze and solve problems using a variety of strategies and use technology to access and convey knowledge.
TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING COURSES
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Principals of Engineering
Civil Engineering and Architecture