Developing analytical thinkers that investigate the world around them.
A Scientist at OSSMA should be able to:
Science at OSSMA:
Science is at the root of everything that we see, from the technology that we use in our everyday lives to global issues such as climate change. With Scientific knowledge and understanding, we can protect, influence and improve the world around us. We must develop today the Scientists of the future to ensure that advancements in medicine, the environment, materials and technology (to name a few) continue.
Science also has benefits for the individual, developing communication skills during practical group work, analytical skills through the collection and interpretation of data and skills in evaluating the validity of evidence. With an increasing reliance on the internet as a source of information, our young people must be able to determine what information is relevant and reliable and this is a skill that they will learn through the study of Science.
Science will give students the knowledge and critical thinking skills that they will need to protect our environment for future generations. The field of medicine has made great advancements in recent years, but if we are to continue the increase in survival rates, find kinder treatments and new solutions we must have Scientists with a drive and determination to make a difference. In conclusion, studying Science and the knowledge and skills that it encourages, is a necessity for everyone.