• Science Department PreK-6
    Dr. Dorian Gemellaro           PreK-6 Science Supervisor

    The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.    
     -   Alvin Toffler

    The science progression of study of the Livingston Public Schools acknowledges science as a constantly evolving field. Accordingly, district students are tasked with being able to ask questions, solve problems and apply knowledge. The learning sequence focuses on the physical, life, earth and space sciences, and the engineering and technology applications of science.  The course of study seeks to fulfill the vision of science proficiency set forth by the Next Generation Science Standards, “It rests on a view of science as both a body of knowledge and an evidence-based, model and theory building enterprise that continually extends, refines, and revises knowledge.”


    Students will understand that science is not about the acquisition of facts and concepts, but is an interdisciplinary, engaging, dynamic and progressive endeavor. Learners are encouraged to search for connections within and beyond the discipline. Using phenomena as a starting point for inquiry, students are able to interact with content more deeply. 
    As stated in the NGSS Framework, “Science and engineering—significant parts of human culture that represent some of the pinnacles of human achievement—are not only major intellectual enterprises but also can improve people’s lives in fundamental ways.”
    For more information on the Next Generation Science Standards, click below: 






Last Modified on November 7, 2023