In Medina City Schools, we are preparing students to become scientifically literate citizens equipped with knowledge and skills for the 21st century workforce and higher education. Our teachers inspire students to be interested, motivated, and excited about inquiry and investigation of the natural and physical world.
Throughout their coursework, students learn and apply the scientific method through observation, measurement, experimentation and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. Students come to generate, understand, remember and use concepts, explanations, arguments, models and facts related to science. Students are required to manipulate, test, explore, predict, question, observe and make sense of the natural and physical world. Students are challenged to reflect on science as a way of knowing; on processes, concepts and institutions of science; and on their own process of learning about phenomena. Students work collaboratively with peers using scientific language and tools.
In middle school, students study Earth and Space, Life Science, and Physical Science. In high school students must earn 3 credits of science in the following areas: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Science. Honor and AP courses are offered in addition to several science electives, including Astronomy and Oceanography.
Science is a State test subject in middle school grade 8 and high school grade 10 (Biology).