P.S. 209 Margaret Mead
FRANCES NOVELLALOCURCIO, PRINCIPAL
2609 EAST 7 STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11235Phone: 718-743-1954
School Name, Number, or Address
Mrs. Bungarz Grades 1,3, & 4 Room 315
Mrs. Fabi Grades 5 & 6 Room 415
Mrs. Balsamo Grades 7& 8 Room 413
Mrs. Lorenzo Grades 7& 8 Room 413/ 411
In the modern world, some knowledge of science is essential for everyone. Science should be as nonnegotiable a part of basic education as are language arts and mathematics. It is important to teach science because of the following:
Science is a significant part of human culture and represents one of the pinnacles of human thinking capacity.
It provides a laboratory of common experience for development of language, logic, and problem-solving skills in the classroom.
A democracy demands that its citizens make personal and community decisions about issues in which scientific information plays a fundamental role, and they hence need knowledge of science as well as an understanding of scientific methodology.
For some students, it will become a lifelong vocation or avocation.
The nation is dependent on the technical and scientific abilities of its citizens for its economic competitiveness and national needs.