The Middle School science curriculum at Lakehill Preparatory School focuses on an integrated study of the sciences including the three major disciplines of science: earth science, life science, and physical science. In fifth through eighth grade, students take General Science, Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science respectively.
These lab-based, hands-on courses teach students the nature of science and help them become scientifically-literate learners. Students learn critical thinking skills, observation and problem-solving skills, and proper laboratory technique. The role of technology is an important part of the student’s education and is an essential ingredient in the science program. A successful learning experience in the Middle School program motivates students to use their natural curiosity in a way that will help make science relevant in their everyday lives.
A focus on STEAM puts the Art into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for an integrated, holistic, and creative approach to learning. Classes will engage the student in deep learning across content areas and through multiple learning styles. Science elective courses such as Engineering 101 and Makerspace allow students to create, invent, and learn.
Students in Middle School visit the Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center several times each semester. A comprehensive scope and sequence has been developed for the Environmental Science Center for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The science curriculum for each grade is thematic and concepts introduced are built upon from one year to the next.