Our 5th Graders study, share, and shine light all around them
Because we believe that science is best learned by being scientists, instruction at National Presbyterian School teaches processes and concepts through inquiry-based, hands-on/minds-on activities. Through their own investigations and analyses, students appreciate the scientific enterprise, learn important scientific and engineering concepts, and develop their own questions and answers in a creative, yet logical way. NPS students develop a strong foundation in scientific literacy in life sciences, earth and space sciences, and physical sciences. The program, aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, emphasizes fundamental themes, skills and attitudes of science and engineering design.
Students in Kindergarten–Sixth Grade use Full Option Science System (FOSS), an inquiry-based curriculum developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
Students in Third through Sixth Grades spend formal time in the science lab. In Nursery through Second Grades, science experiments and STEAM projects take place in the homeroom.
Quesadillas are on the menu in this science experiment!
Our first First Grade science unit is blowing up and down and all around.
Two teams of NPS 5th Graders placed 2nd and 3rd in the K-8 Analog Game division of the Arctic Climate Game Jam
We enjoyed a visit from Reptiles Alive!
Connecting science and social studies to become history detectives
Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful community event!
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- NPS Students excel at
- Science Enrichment Activities
- Fossil Dig (2), Outdoor education program (5–6)
- GLOBE (NASA, NSF and NOAA sponsored) environmental and weather research projects
- Signs of Spring: Citizen-Science Program
- Field trips to Smithsonian Spark!Lab, Baltimore Science Museum, Great Falls geology hike, Smithsonian Natural History Museum forensic anthropology exhibit and Explore-It-All Planetarium
- Arctic Climate Game Jam
- Annual Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Night
Dale Glass, Science CoordinatorBS, Brown University
MS, University of Texas
MSSE, Montana State University