Science Stemscopes Grade K-5, 6-8, & Biology
999999 = Student ID Number
Building Science Literacy
Scientific literacy is the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity. It also includes specific types of abilities. In the National Science Education Standards, the content standards define scientific literacy.
Scientific literacy means that a person can ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences. It means that a person has the ability to describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Scientific literacy entails being able to read with understanding articles about science in the popular press and to engage in social conversation about the validity of the conclusions. Scientific literacy implies that a person can identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed. A literate citizen should be able to evaluate the quality of scientific information on the basis of its source and the methods used to generate it. Scientific literacy also implies the capacity to pose and evaluate arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately. (National Science Education Standards, page 22)
National Research Council. (1996). National science education standards. National Academies Press.
Secondary Science Novel Reading List
These are suggested and not mandatory high school reading selections.
Golden Triangle TAME (Click here for up to date information on the Golden Triangle TAME.
Beaumont ISD is very fortunate to be able to continue participation in the JASON Project year after year.
The JASON Project is science-based with Real Science, Real Research, and Real Learning in Real-Time that targets 5th- and 8th-grade students. The respective grade level teachers are trained to tackle a real-world action problem like scientists. The teachers then guide their students through a journey of understanding the problem and developing applicable solutions that culminate in a half-day session at Lamar University. During the session at Lamar University students are immersed in multiple hands-on sessions where they investigate various aspects of the themed study problem, partake in an open discussion of a video presentation by Jason's student argonauts on a field excursion covering the study problem.
Many members of the Beaumont Community have joined together year after year to fund and support the project for area students and teachers.
While Jason's has been canceled for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. Can't wait to see you soon!
EXPLORAVISION for Science FAIRRegistration is now open for the world's largest K-12 science competition! Student participants will have a chance to win a number of great prizes, including $10,000 U.S. Series EE Saving Bonds (at maturity). Learn more at teachers and parents or click above. Enter now, projects must be received by February 8, 2021.
Family Science/STEM/STEAM Nights
Science/STEM/STEAM activity clearinghouse:
Area 5 Science Mini-CAST
ABOUTWho are we? A conference organized by local teachers and administrators in TEA Region 5. We invite vendors and presenters from the state-wide CAST conference to present for our area since there are many teachers that are unable to attend each year.What are we? Science teachers who want to spread knowledge, strategies, and techniques about our field and network with other teachers so that our students can receive the best instruction available.DATE: Cancelled for 2020-2021 but we hope to see you all next year! Please stay tuned for future dates.Location:TBD