Our science curriculum is based on the inquiry approach to teaching science. This approach encourages children to learn by asking questions and observing, forming questions, designing experiments and researching. This approach excersises and strengthens critical thinking skills, gives the children practice with making observations without jumping to conclusions, and also allows children to be active participants in the process of discovery which gives them ownership over their learning. Throughout the year we explored the adaptations, life cycles and predator prey relationship of both snails and birds.
The 1st Graders used Kid Pix to formulate “I Wonder” questions about our newest campus visitor, Daisy Mallard. Click on the thumbnails below to view their questions: