From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:45:42 -0500
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>

From: Marchman, Suzanne
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:33 PM
To: 'Gardner Selby'
Subject: evolution

 

Our science standards require students to analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations, so it is likely that other theories, such as creationism, would be discussed in class. Our schools can also offer an elective course on Biblical history.

 

Here is the exact language from the Biology curriculum:

 

§112.34. Biology, Beginning with School Year 2010-2011 (One Credit).

(c)        Knowledge and skills.

(3)        Scientific processes. The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions within and outside the classroom. The student is expected to:

(A)       in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;