The science curriculum in Kindergarten is rooted in observation, exploration, and hands-on activities. All units are integrated throughout different subjects and incorporate science experiments, art activities, and writing activities. Often, lessons are driven by students’ innate curiosity.
In the fall, Kindergarten students begin learning about the four seasons and the life cycle of pumpkins. In the winter, they study the survival needs, habitats, and biology of penguins. In the spring, students learn about silkworms and tadpoles, which includes observing their metamorphosis in the classroom in real time.
Kindergartners work in the garden year round with the school’s Garden Teacher to get their hands dirty. During their planting unit, students learn about the needs and life cycles of plants and get to plant their own seeds and watch them grow. They also visit the Farmers’ Market to compare different produce in the spring and fall.