Teacher: Caitlin Jenkins
Our hands-on science program, developed right in our own backyard at the Lawrence Hall of Science, is a highlight for our children.
We follow the FOSS curriculum, the leading inquiry-based science program in America. This exciting research and standards-based curriculum supports our reading program with a strong literacy component.
The younger students enjoy a rich science curriculum, learning about bugs, volcanoes, animals, and everything in between. In their classrooms, students engage in fun and interactive lessons that spark their curiosity, whether making a globe out of paper mache or taking care of baby chicks.
For fourth and fifth graders, each year includes a physical, earth, and life science module that each lasts for 7-11 weeks. For example, students might focus on mixtures, solutions, and chemical reactions in the fall. In the winter’s earth sciences unit, they might delve into rocks, minerals, and the changing of landforms through various earth processes. In the spring’s life sciences unit, they might discover food webs and ecosystems.
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