An Inquiry-Based Approach
The goal of our Lower School science program is not only to expose students to interesting and engaging science content, but also to foster habits of mind integral to scientific thinking and problem solving.
Students are taught critical skills including observing, using patterns in information for predicting and inferring, and drawing conclusions. Students are asked to record information and raise questions. They are encouraged to plan and predict. Whenever possible, they are given opportunities to improve their ideas using the engineering design process as a model. A treasured component of our program is also learning in the field. Students enjoy local field trips and regular visits to our very own outdoor classroom on campus.
Using an inquiry-based approach, Lower School boys participate in explorations across life, earth, and physical sciences. They learn about the scientific method, ask questions, wonder, and think critically. By fostering their natural curiosity, Lower School science helps challenge each and every boy to wonder about the world around him.