Science is a human activity, which develops our understanding of the physical and biological world. The application of science affects our environment and the way we live our lives. Students must be scientifically literate so that they can question and seek evidence to confirm intuition. They must develop skills to view change critically in the light of new evidence. They will then be equipped to distinguish between evidence and opinion and to make informed and responsible decisions. Science education should empower students in a dynamic world enabling them to manage and initiate change.
Elements of Science and Technology education are included in Environmental Studies taught in Dzongkha in Classes PP to III since 1994 and General Science in Classes IV to VI. In classes VII and VIII, aspects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology are covered and taught as Integrated Science: Learning Science through Environment introduced from 1999.
The science curriculum in classes IX and X offers advanced courses of science studies through three discipline based sciences: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. While, at classes XI and XII, science studies is offered with Physics and Chemistry as elective subjects and Biology as an optional. The curriculum at this level offers specific subject syllabi designed to meet the needs of students as they prepare for university studies, training and employment.
For latest list of prescribed curriculum resources (textbooks, teacher guides, workbooks, references, readers, charts), refer prescribed books from Downloads section.
Mr. Wangpo Tenzin looks after this Primary Science Curriculum and Mr. Surjay Lepcha looks after Secondary Science Curriculum.