UPPER SCHOOL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Open House, November 3, 2012

SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND REASONING

  • Students learn science by engaging in practices similar to that of scientists constructing and apply knowledge.
  • Special focus on mathematical reasoning that strengthens students’ reasoning abilities in both math and science.
  • Students learn to collect data and to represent them in multiple ways, to use proportional reasoning to find patterns in the data, to explain them and to test their explanations in new experiments.
  • Students work in groups designing their own experiments and have ample opportunities to pose and answer their own questions.