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Science Lesson - Sample

Today and in the future, understanding science has become more important than ever. Our rapidly changing environment necessitates that everyone, regardless of their chosen occupation, have training in science and technology. But science is not mysterious. It involves curiosity, observation, questioning, trial and error, testing predictions, and finding answers. Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov describes it as "a way of thinking," a way to look at the world.

Our science program recognizes the need for a true understanding of how the world works. Students begin by exploring basic concepts of life. They gradually are introduced to the nine concepts of science: organization, cause and effect, systems, scale, models, change, structure and function, variation, and diversity. As they are introduced to new ideas, they begin exploring the fundamentals of what causes the world to exist in the way that it does. The visual and interactive nature of our lessons ensures that children acquire a broad, hands-on picture of science that helps them apply their knowledge to daily life.

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