Science

Science in K-3 is a hands-on process of observation, experimentation, discovery, and work that builds children’s understanding of the world around them and of scientific methods. Some units of study include; Monarch Butterflies, Planting and Harvesting, Food and Nutrition, Habitats and Seasonal Changes.

The 4/5 MAG years are split into an A and B year. The program focuses on enriching students’ curiosity for their world, an appreciation of life science, and developing an appreciation for the importance of science. Some units of study include: an in depth look at the Long Island Sound and its importance to the state; recycling, electricity, and renewable and nonrenewable resources; a study focusing on the four major rivers in Connecticut; and the earth’s biomes. Students in grades K-9 participate in many hands on projects and go on a variety of field trips.

Science in grades 6-9 is a progressive sequence of scientific topics in the physical and life sciences. In all science courses students learn how to answer questions about the natural world using the scientific method. The focus is hands-on activities in the field and in the lab that will demonstrate how living things navigate through the environment both in an immediate sense and from an evolutionary perspective. After taking science classes at Mooreland, students are prepared to enter a rigorous high school science course with confidence. The goals of the curriculum are to:

  • Approach life with a sense of curiosity and engagement.

  • Work toward objectives in a cooperative group setting.

  • Develop analytical and critical thinking skills while having fun investigating the natural world.

  • Apply skills to scientific and non scientific pursuits.