Scientific literacy is an important pathway to becoming a responsible adult citizen. At Dolly Ridge we foster an interest in science, as well as an ability to use scientific processes and principles to solve problems and to make informed decisions. As mentioned in the newly adopted Alabama College and Carrer Ready Standards, Science incorporates the three dimensions around which K-12 science and engineering education are built. These dimensions are scientific and engineering practices; crosscutting concepts that unify the study of science through their common application across all domains of science and engineering; and disciplinary core ideas in the physical, life, and earth and space sciences, and in engineering, technology, and applications of science. This major conceptual shift in K-12 science and engineering education includes a limited number of disciplinary core ideas in four domains that students explore with increasing rigor and depth over multiple years and the integration of such knowledge with the practices needed to engage in scientific inquiry and engineering design.