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men doing lab workThe goal of VI's science programs is to increase the opportunity for all students to reach high standards in science education.

This means ensuring that all students graduate from high school having gained a sound knowledge of their world and having cultivated skills such as the ability to think critically, work in teams, solve problems - in essence, to be productive, science-literate citizens.

Science Curriculum
Science programs that fully align with Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

Science Publications
A selection of useful publications, some entirely online, in important areas such as curriculum, instructional practice, assessment and professional development.

Science Resource Links
Links to organizations and helpful resources, both in Vermont and nationally.

Science Simulators
Teaching Physics with dynamic simulation. Check out Design an Energy-efficient Building; Get Around the Curve Safely; or What Happens When You Collide?

Science Standards Online
Download national and Vermont science standards.

The Vermont Partnership for the Assessment of Standards-based Science (PASS) is a collaboration of states, regions and school districts engaged in science education reform.

Highlighted Resources

Listed below are links to resources in Vermont which we would like to highlight as being particularly relevant to our work in the science program.

Northern New England Comentoring Network (NNECN)
This project is designed to enhance teacher leadership and the effective mentoring and induction of new teachers in the areas of science and mathematics.
The Vermont Classroom Observation Tool (VCOT)
The purpose of this tool is to provide data on which decisions for program improvement can be based.

Vermont Science Initiative
The goal of the VSI is to improve the scientific literacy of
Vermont students.

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