Lower Elementary children's questions lead naturally to studies of how the world was formed, its physical laws, and the origins and evolution of life.
In the Lower Elementary years, children are highly curious about their world, its origin, and their place within it. Their questions lead naturally to studies of how the world was formed, its physical laws, the origins and evolution of life, and the evolution of humans.
The Earth Science curriculum is a systems-study of our planet, with explorations of fundamental forces of the universe and how they manifest themselves in the water cycle, plate tectonics, mountain building and movements of currents of air and water.
Life Science focuses on comparison of the body structure and functioning of various vertebrates, the anatomy and life cycles of various plants, and an introduction to classification of organisms.
Physical Science studies include explorations of light, sound and magnetism.
Most of all, we encourage inquiry. Lower Elementary teachers respond to students’ questions by supporting them to investigate on their own, by using a knowledge base or by forming a hypothesis and testing it.