Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn
– Benjamin Franklin
Students, Parents and even teachers often ask “What is Science?”. It is easier to describe what science is not, than have a group of scientists agree what it is. Ironically, this helps explain the scientific approach. Science is to observe the world, question it, propose an explanation and then argue against it.
“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
– Carl Sagan
At DMES the science department hopes to support our students in developing scientific intelligence. The recall of facts and figures are abilities no longer needed in a modern society, instead students are provided opportunity to develop critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills in a scientific context. Our aim is not just to promote student progress, but to create lifelong learners who can use these skills beyond the confines of the school.
“Nothing is life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so the we may fear less.”
– Marie Curie
Science students should not consider failure as an ending, but as an opportunity to learn from an experience and improve for the future
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”