Inquiry and Experimentation
Inquiry and experimentation is the way of science; it's a process by which we create meaning and understanding and test our own ideas. Each year middle schoolers demonstrate this during Science Night, which is a culmination of projects across the division. And for the second year the annual event also included the Advanced Physics seniors’ take on carnival games utilizing concepts they learned throughout the year.
The Science Fair demonstrated the department's mission towards inquiry-based learning as students investigated thematic questions from their course study but also considered real life concerns for our environment as many studied the effects of toxins on aquatic life.
Science Department Chair, Dr. Shayri Greenwood, explains, “The most important objective of the Middle School Science curriculum is to teach students how to communicate scientific concepts. Science Night is a time for students to explain, distill and demonstrate concepts explored in their lab reports.”