The Hommocks Science Department's vision is to foster inquiry and questioning through laboratory experiments, field research, and real time observational data. Students acquire an understanding of fundamental science concepts in physical, life, earth and environmental sciences through student-centered learning. Students access, evaluate, process, and communicate scientific data and information. Students think critically and solve real-world problems relevant to their present and future lives. The transformation of student thinking from sixth to eighth grade leads to a more sophisticated and critical outlook on the natural world.