Loudoun County Public Schools science programs are designed to actively engage students in the process of science and use reasoning processes that build scientific thinking. These programs teach students to know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world; to generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations; to understand the nature and development of scientific knowledge; and to participate productively in scientific practices and discourse.
The middle school science program continues to provide active, inquiry-based, and student-centered science experiences for students. Science instruction in the middle schools is built around the framework of the LCPS Core Experiences scientific investigations carried out by every middle school student. The CEs are aligned to the VA SOL, emphasize building student conceptual understanding and understandings of scientific practice, develop scientific habits of mind and scientific skills, and give students experiences with authentic scientific equipment.