Explorations in Science
Primary School Science
The Primary School Science Department utilizes a curriculum that complements the middle school program and prepares students for their middle school experience with Project Lead the Way. The Science Companion curriculum, developed by the Chicago Science Group, is a laboratory-based program that takes advantage of children’s innate desire to discover their world and how things work and interact. This curriculum provides children with the opportunity to contemplate their world, and also teaches them science process skills as they explore, quantify, and interpret their environment. Children are also given the time and encouragement to discuss, respond, and reflect upon what they have learned.