MAIS K-6 Science
Inquiry, Investigation, and Design Technology, or for short, MAIS
K-6 Science Inquiry, is designed to prepare and assist teachers in
25 MAIS schools to engage K-6 students in inquiry, in the processes
of science, in problem solving and critical thinking, in designing
and conducting investigations, and in communicating and defending
conclusions---skills important across the curriculum and throughout
life. It utilizes inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on science to speed
alignment with the standards of Project AERO (American Education
Reaches Out) and the USA National Science Education Standards (NSES)
and helps meet the expectations of school accreditation agencies.
successes will be shared with other international schools worldwide.
The ultimate beneficiaries are K-6 students in international schools
who will be better able to act and think in ways associated with
inquiry, utilize science in their daily lives, and compete
successfully in a global economy and world increasingly dependent
upon science and technology.