Incubation and Embryology - University of Illinois

State Standards for Learning

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science is the quest for objective truth. It provides a conceptual framework for the understanding of natural phenomena and their causes and effects. The purposes of the study of science are to develop students who are scientifically literate, who recognize that science is not value-free, who are capable of making ethical judgments regarding science and social issues, who understand that technological growth is an outcome of the scientific enterprise.

As a result of their schooling, students will have a working knowledge of:

Fine Arts

The fine arts give students the means to express themselves creatively and to respond to the artistic expression of others. As a record of human experience, the fine arts provide distinctive ways of understanding society, history and nature. The study of fine arts includes visual art, music, drama and dance.

As a result of their schooling, students will be able to:

Physical Development and Health

Effective human functioning depends upon optimum physical development and health. Education and physical development and health provides students with the knowledge and attitudes to achieve healthful living throughout their lives and to acquire physical fitness, coordination and leisure skills.

As a result of their schooling, students will be able to:

Language Arts

The skills and knowledge of the language arts are essential for student success in virtually all areas of the curriculum. They are also central requirements for the development of clear expression and critical thinking. The language arts include the study of literature and the development of skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

As a result of their schooling, students will be able to:


Mathematics provides essential problem-solving tools applicable to a range of scientific disciplines, business and everyday situations. Mathematics is the language of quantification and logic; its elements and symbols, structures and shapes. It enables people to understand and use facts, definitions, and symbols in a coherent and systematic way in order to reason deductively and to solve problems.

As a result of their schooling, students will be able to:

Social Sciences

Social sciences provide students with an understanding of themselves and of society, prepare them for citizenship in a democracy, and give them the basics for understanding the complexities of the world community. Study of the humanities, of which social sciences are a part, is necessary in order to preserve the values of human dignity, justice and representative processes. Social sciences include anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology.

As a result of their schooling, students will be able to:

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