Early Learning Center
The Science Programs of District 308 are anchored in an inquiry approach to science learning. Students participate in hands-on investigations in order to develop a deeper understanding of science concepts.
Science instruction is guided by the Illinois Science Goals and Standards. All district curricula are aligned with the Illinois standards that are tested through the ISAT tests grades 4 and 7.
Students in elementary grades conduct scientific investigations to learn science concepts and processes. The science kits are refurbished four times a year by the Hands On Science staff. The staff processes over 300 kits four times a year to provide teachers with all the materials they need to teach science.
Even though a single kit is used by a minimum of four teachers a year, each teacher receives it in "new" condition because refurbishment by the Hands On Science staff. District 308 provides the funds to refurbish each unit.