Although the rhetoric surrounding a classical or liberal-arts school often emphasizes the humanities, the sciences are no less important than the humanistic disciplines and do not play a secondary role. The Core Knowledge science program focuses on thematically-linked science topics and science biographies of great scientists. The science program is supported by Pearson’s Science Explorer series, complete with integrated lab manuals and demonstrations, and Delta Science Content Readers.
Science will be taught with an emphasis on scientific facts and the inquiry- based method and will include the incorporation of technical approaches to observing, describing, recording, ordering, analyzing, testing and comparing predictions to observations. Scientific knowledge is advanced when students have the opportunity to construct ideas through their own inquiries, investigations, and analyses.
We do not participate in student-led science fairs, but prefer teachers to conduct science demonstrations and experiments to teach the scientific method; led by a teacher, these practices have meaningful application.