Rockwood’s science curriculum incorporates critical thinking, analyzing and the practices of science, allowing students to interact, engage and make connections to our world.
Students as Problem Solvers
Science creates a spark in students’ minds. It shows them that they, too, can help solve the world’s big problems. Rockwood’s science classes encourages students to learn in a deep, meaningful way through firsthand investigative experiences. This scientific way of thinking ensures the concepts learned in school will stay with students more than just a day or a week - but for a lifetime.
College and Career Ready
Our goal is to help students become well-prepared global consumers and citizens, as well as stewards of their environment. As future leaders and inventors, students experience real-world problem solving that enables them to question, investigate and examine the world through a critical lens.
What can parents do to prepare their children for a STEM-filled world?
Students show that family involvement is one of the biggest predictors of success in school. That's why parental involvement is so important. Seek opportunities to explore science at home and in the community with your child. Encourage them to keep asking questions, just like scientists. Let them know you don’t have all the answers, and together try to find them. We also encourage you to get involved at your child’s school and connect with teachers to learn more about changes in science instruction as they occur. Help inspire children by exploring careers in STEM fields. Be sure to check out NSTA’s parent page at