The Hillside Science Department

The Vision & Mission for Science Instruction

The Science Department works diligently to ensure that all students are actively engaged learners. Our teachers work to promote an appreciation and curiosity for the sciences in our students. Through an equitable and rigorous NJ Student Learning Standards-aligned curriculum, our K-12 students gain a deeper and dynamic working knowledge of Science and Engineering practices so that they can engage in rich experiences that help them to develop the skills necessary for careers in Science, Engineering, and Technology! Our K-8 Science instructional materials are kit-based and encourage "hands-on science" and are endorsed by the National Science Foundation. The content spirals covering life, physical, and earth science every year. The high school curriculum includes lab-based Environmental, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics courses. We offer an array of science electives including "Project Lead the Way" Engineering, Computer Science, and Biomedical courses!

All students will possess an understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision-making, participation in civic life, and preparation for careers in STEM fields (for those that choose).
“All Standards, All Students”


Ms. Lisa Corona

phone: 908-352-7664 ext. 8216

Links & Resources

Login to Clever to access instructional science resources such as Savvas, Foss, Activate Learning and MyPLTW!

Science Department Goal

Prepare students to become scientifically literate individuals who can effectively:

  1. Apply scientific thinking, skills, and understanding to real-world phenomena and problems.

  2. Engage in systems thinking and modeling to explain phenomena and to give a context for the ideas to be learned.

  3. Conduct investigations, solve problems, and engage in discussions.

  4. Discuss open-ended questions that focus on the strength of the evidence used to generate claims.

  5. Read and evaluate multiple sources, including science-related magazine and journal articles and web-based resources to gain knowledge about current and past science problems and solutions and develop well-reasoned claims.

  6. Communicate ideas through journal articles, reports, posters, and media presentations that explain, and argue.

If you have questions or comments, please reach out to the Science Supervisor,
Ms. Lisa Corona
908-352-7664 ext. 8216