The goal of the Elementary Science Department is to ensure student achievement in K-5 science. The department supports teachers through professional development and the use of best practices in the elementary science classroom. Our department supports the implementation of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Next Generation Science Engineering Practices to provide experiences for students that build deep understanding of science concepts. The Elementary Science Department supports the following district Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competitions: Science Olympics, STEM Fair, Solar Car Racin Rays, and the Hillsborough Robotics Challenge. Our department promotes Hillsborough County students to excel as successful, lifelong, students in the field of STEM.