Science 6-40

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-40



  1. Generally

    The School Board believes that the primary purpose of science education is to provide students with the conceptual understanding and scientific process skills required to function effectively in a scientific and technologically oriented society. Sufficient scientific background should be provided to enable students to make intelligent scientific decisions in their lives and on major scientific issues that face society. Science education should also provide students who will pursue scientifically oriented careers with the requisite background. An appropriate science curriculum is provided to meet the needs of all students.

Editor's Note

Science standard of learning at objective 10.9 reads, in part, as follows: "Experimentation, charts, dissections, drawings, discussion, and microscopic investigations are to be used to recognize the differences in complexity among major phyla from the protists kingdom and major classes from plantae and animalia kingdoms."

Adopted by School Board: September 16, 1992
Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2006