DeSales High School Science Biology Chemistry

The Science Department strives for excellence in science education through cooperative and collaborative efforts between students and staff. The Science Department strives to develop in students a cognitive approach to the natural world based on scientific inquiry.

The goals of the Science Department include assisting students to:

  • Understand the link between scientific theory and application of theory to natural phenomena;
  • Make predictions based on scientific models, and gain an appreciation of the interconnectivity of the variables in a system;
  • Analyze a wide variety of graphic displays of data;
  • Connect hypotheses to experimental design and data analysis to determine whether experimental data supports or refutes a hypothesis;
  • Propose experimental designs that eliminate the effects of confounding variables and isolate the postulate(s) of a hypothesis.