By seeing, hearing and doing, students achieve a strong grasp on science concepts and are able to apply them to different situations. Children’s natural curiosity leads them to explore the natural world. Students are provided opportunities to have direct experience with common objects, materials, and living things in their environments.
Our Kinder through 5th grades use Studies Weekly for their Science curriculum (click below to connect to the program's website for an overview of the program!):
Our 6th through 8th grades use Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt's Science Dimensions (click below to connect to the program's website for an overview of the program!):
In an effort to support our classes in the Sciences, we also have purchased the Generation Genius program for our teachers to use!
The PLC science program emphasizes a hands-on and minds-on approach to learning. Students learn effectively when they are actively engaged in the discovery process, often working in small groups. Experiences should provide students with opportunities to interact as directly as possible with the natural world in order to construct meaning and understanding about their world. This approach will allow students to practice problem-solving skills, develop a positive attitude towards science, learn new science content, and increase their scientific literacy.