BECAUSE the scientific method and its application is an essential part of traditional scientific inquiry, and
BECAUSE traditional scientific method of inquiry, discovery, and systematic gathering of knowledge should be used to demonstrate the truth or falsehood of a conclusion, and
BECAUSE traditional scientific enquiry and the application of the scientific method facilitate the teaching of critical thinking skills and enhance problem solving techniques for life time decision making,
THEREFORE curriculums for science instruction in the public schools focus on the scientific method and require students to apply the scientific method while they perform experiments appropriate for each grade level, and
THEREFORE a student’s mastery of these concepts be assessed with testing tools which include the application of scientific principles, the interpretation of facts, and the designing and planning of experiments.