- Coordinated Sciences stands as a foundational discipline within the realm of Natural Sciences, providing a structured framework for students in grades 1-10 to explore all phenomena, processes, and laws of the natural world.
- The Coordinated Sciences curriculum is meticulously designed with a clear emphasis on the seamless transition between knowledge acquisition and the development of scientific research skills.
In grades 1-8, the program places a strong emphasis on skill mastery, integrating exploratory activities and simple experiments with fundamental scientific knowledge. These activities serve as the foundational elements for the initial development of research skills, fostering students’ passion for science, confidence, and a sense of connection to the natural world.
As students progress into grades 9-10, a balanced blend emerges between skill development and knowledge acquisition. Skill development takes center stage, focusing on practical experimentations that serve as illustrations for expanded and in-depth scientific knowledge. This approach not only fosters self-discovery but also encourages students to employ various tools to actively engage with the intricacies of the natural world, unveiling its underlying laws. Consequently,students will be able to creatively apply basic scientific principles and make well-informed decisions regarding the pursuit of more advanced research in grades 11-12.
- Coordinated Sciences features a specific approach, utilizing active teaching methods to build knowledge based on the way ideas are formed in class. This approach stimulates students to think and learn more effectively, thereby achieving their desired learning outcomes.
- Coordinated Sciences helps students perceive, describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena and laws based on reliable evidence.
- It focuses on four major areas: scientific research, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. These four areas are integrated at various levels, tailored to each stage of students’ psychological and skill development, and worldview perception. The aim is to facilitate students’ multidimensional engagement with science, fostering a comprehensive understanding of a single, independent natural world distinct from subjective human categorizations.
- Coordinated Sciences is like a journey guiding students through the diverse ecosystems and intricacies of the natural world, from the diversity of species within the biosphere to the structure of DNA molecules, from the properties of matter and their interactions to the electronic configuration of each element; and from the vast universe with countless beautiful galaxies to the fundamental particles with the marvelous properties that make up all matter in the universe. This journey offers the “explorers” distinctive outcomes, specifically.
- All students may become confident citizens capable of embracing the rapid changes in the realm of science and technology and understanding common scientific issues in their daily life. They will be equipped with the fundamental scientific tools to access and utilize scientific advancements.
- Talented students may emerge as well-prepared learners equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue advanced studies if they choose to delve deeper into scientific research. They will possess the ability to uncover new laws of the natural world or innovate new scientific, technical, and technological achievements.
Coordinated Sciences offers students the opportunity to acquire profound insights into the functioning of the natural world, instilling a deep respect for nature and a comprehensive grasp of the causes and effects of natural processes, thereby enabling them to predict and anticipate natural phenomena. The approach aims to cultivate a sense of responsibility in students’ thinking and lifestyle, encouraging them to protect the natural environment. As a result, students evolve into global citizens with the capacity for innovation, sound decision-making, and a commitment to taking responsibility for their choices.
2. Course objectives:
- Students cultivate a passion for scientific exploration through engaging and captivating learning experiences.
- Students acquire foundational knowledge to become confident citizens capable of adapting to the rapid advancements in the fields of science and technology, while comprehending prevalent scientific issues in their daily lives.
- Talented students are equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to pursue advanced studies if they opt to delve into in-depth scientific research.
- Students recognize that science is founded on tangible evidence, enabling them to identify the limitations, shortcomings, or weaknesses of scientific methods. This empowers them to adeptly apply these methods in specific real-life scenarios, fostering a culture of improvement and innovation in developing comprehensive and practical rules and methods.
- Students cultivate the essential mindset for scientific research.
They demonstrate attentiveness to precision and margin of error.
Students exhibit objectivity and impartiality in all measurements.
They exercise control over consistency.
They are proficient in verifying research findings.
They can discern genuine innovations from non-novel discoveries.
- Students can analyze the driving forces and constraints influencing scientific research, encompassing political, social, economic, technological, ethical, and environmental factors of the era. Additionally, they are capable of evaluating the reciprocal impacts of scientific achievements on these aspects.
- Students demonstrate a commitment to environmental care and conservation.
- Students acquire fundamental scientific research skills, including 21st-century skills, that not only serve advanced research purposes, but also directly benefit their daily life.