Preparing for a Technological World
Des Moines Public Schools seeks to provide a rigorous academic and quality laboratory experience for all students. Science education cultivates a natural curiosity that leads to investigations and interpretations about one’s environment. Through experimentation, inquiry, critical thinking and team-work, all students will be provided with the experiences necessary to become responsible decision makers in an increasingly technological world.
Our curriculum fosters an appreciation for science and its technological applications and emphasizes the connection between the classroom and the scientific community. Through ongoing partnerships with Iowa State University our students and staff connect with field scientists and researchers throughout the year.
Our courses are aligned with nationally recognized standards and are delivered in an environment that provides rich opportunities for all students to access content information through laboratory experiences and real world problems. Our goal is to graduate students who are informed, aware and scientifically literate citizens.
For additional information on the science education objectives and courses at various grade levels, along with the unique DMPS/ISU scientific partnerships, please visit the links to the right.