Science

Philosophy

Science provides students with the opportunity to grow in their knowledge that God is the Creator of the universe and all things in it. His love for us as His children is evident in the beauty and mystery of the world around us. An effective scientific curriculum will promote:

  1. Scientific thinking and practice
  2. A knowledge of the content of science
  3. An understanding of how science affects the world around us.

 Science Broad Goals

From a Christ-Centered Perspective, students will:

  1. Understand the processes of scientific investigations and use inquiry and scientific ways of observing, experimenting, predicting, and validating to think critically.
  2. Understand the structure and properties of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the interactions between matter and energy. (physical science)
  3. Understand the properties, structures, and processes of living things and the interdependence of living things and their environments. (life science)
  4. Understand the structure of Earth, the solar system, and the universe, the interconnections among them, and the processes and interactions of Earth’s systems. (Earth and space science)
  5. Understand how scientific discoveries, inventions, practices, and knowledge influence, and are influenced by, individuals and societies.

Science Curriculum Materials and Resources:

  1. Middle School: Interactive Science, Pearson Publishing, 2012
  2. Grades 4-5: Scott Foresman Science, Pearson Publishing, 2007
    1. 4th grade-Discovery Science Classroom Lab Kits, Pearson Publishing, 2007
    2. 5th grade-Discovery Science Classroom Lab Kits, Pearson Publishing, 2007
  3. Grades K-3 Hands on Science, Journey into Science, Center for Hands on Learning, 2005
    1. Kindergarten-Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth/Space
    2. 1st grade-States of Matter, Physics of Movement, Animals and Plants, Sky, and Healthy Science.
    3. 2nd grade-Change, Energy, Biodiversity, Soils and Rocks, and Healthy Science.
    4. 3rd grade-Scientific Thinking, Structure and Function, Space/ Our Planet, Healthy Science.
  4. Guide to Science and Engineering Fair Projects, PNM 1999
  5. 9th grade Physical Science Workbook, Schaffer
  6. 9th -12th grade Chemistry Workbook, Schaffer
  7. D.O.E. Science Bowl Resources
  8. Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology