Science Overview

Because we believe that active learning leads to scientific knowledge, hands-on science is standard at The Brighton School. All students participate in science lessons centered on thematic units. Beginning in Kindergarten, lessons in life science, physical science, and earth science lead students to the key understanding of scientific concepts. Students will learn the scientific method of inquiry as preparation for more in depth approaches in subsequent years. Students regularly carry out investigative experiments, collect and analyze data and participate in individual and cooperative projects. Students are encouraged to develop thinking skills and connect scientific theories to new evidence. They are encouraged to participate in the annual Science Fair where they can focus their attention on an area of science that interests them.