Lower Elementary Science
The Science curriculum for Lower Elementary is an extension and continuation of the Montessori Cultural curriculum that focuses on the life sciences, biology, physical science, and astronomy. Kingsley offers a Science curriculum that offers hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities for all students. Students participate in inquiry using the Scientific Method to determine relationships, to collect data, to participate in facilitated discussions about the process, and to evaluate their explorations. Students work with materials in the classroom and also receive an additional Science class with a Specialist teacher once a week for the first two years of Lower Elementary, and then twice per week in the third year. Each year, the Lower Elementary students participate in a thematic science fair focusing on one of the major components of the science curriculum.