Science education in Manalapan has embraced the New Jersey Student Learning Standards which are based upon the Next Generation Science Standards. Students are engaged in real world experiences and applying what they learn to understand natural phenomenon. Students use critical thinking skills to evaluate their own claims and use evidence and reasoning to explain those claims to others. Students participate in activities which require collaborative planning and the ability to both provide and receive constructive feedback which is a necessary 21st century skill. Engineering activities are embedded into each unit providing students with STEM connections in Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth & Space Science which supports our initiative to make all learning relevant to all students.