Our science sequence begins with a basic question. Is it living or non-living? Once that criterion is determined, we focus on living things. There are activities that teach the parts of plants, trees and leaves and classification of animals and plants.
The science curriculum is intended to engage the child’s curiosity and awaken a determination to find the truth for themselves. Children learn how to observe, analyze, predict and document observations. They work with concrete materials where appropriate and learn about the world around them by conducting hands on experiments and explorations.
The children study the solar system, the human body, the animal kingdom and the various classifications of animals and insects as well as various animal life cycles and habitats. The youngest children begin to work with puzzles and other manipulative materials. The more advanced students may make labeled booklets for each of their studies and begin to make the connections between the classroom works and the world in which they live.