Evaluating evidence to create a better world for all.
By immersing students in the foundational concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth and space science, we seek to create scientifically literate students who will be able to draw evidence-based conclusions in the ever-changing world in which they live.
Students engage with scienctific concepts by evaluating data to draw conclusions. As often as possible, students experiment to gather their own data. Real-world data sets are also provided in order for students to engage with current world conditions, such as water quality and climate change.
Our courses engage students to make discoveries and draw conclusions using process skills such as record keeping, observing, measuring, hypothesizing and experimenting.Students work collaboratively to design experiments to test hypotheses, interpret data and then refine their initial thinking. From lab experiences, students are encouraged to think critically in order to develop answers to a worldly problem.
Physics 500. Eighth grade students use their understanding of forces and motion to collaboratively construct cardboard cars. Each car holds a driver and uses gravity to propel it through the course.
Tilapia farming. Seventh grade students engage in a year-long aquaponics project, raising fish in hydroponic beds to model a low-maintenance system that can be replicated in other countries that are lacking a regular protein source in their diet.
Environmental Research. Sixth grade students dive into ecosystems, geology, biomes and more while making discoveries and drawing conclusions and honing their skills in the scientific method.