Science

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 award winning, standards-based, 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.

 

Learning in Action

STEAM Night: Maker Edition (Video)

What have you MADE lately? Thank you to Team STEAM and everyone who attended NPS STEAM Night 2018: Maker Edition! Please enjoy this video recap.

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Science Overview


Dale Glass, Science Coordinator

BS, Brown University
MS, University of Texas
MSSE, Montana State University

dglass@nps-dc.org