Science

Science is about Hands on Learning

Willow’s science program is about discovery, exploration and investigation. It is also about brain development. Science is exciting and in order to engage our students, we utilize hands on learning as much as possible.

Children delve into units of study that can last one to three months. These units provide experiments, exploration, hands on activities and field trips.

We utilize a three-year rotation of content, however, each year the children are taught a life science, an earth science and a physical science.

In addition, the science skills are based on the National Science Education Standards, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy, a part of Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Common Core Standards. These skills include:

  • Observation
  • Comparison
  • Classification
  • Using Numbers
  • Measurement
  • Communication
  • Collecting, Recording, Displaying and Interpreting Data
  • Prediction
  • Inference
  • Definitions based on Observation
  • Hypothesis
  • Making and Using Models
  • Using Variables
  • Experimentation

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Willow utilizes the Delta Science Kits to help provide interesting, hands on learning to our students.

Grades K-2

Some of the units the children explore include:

  • From Seed to Plant
  • Classroom Plants
  • Soil Science
  • Butterflies & Moths
  • Observing an Aquarium
  • Investigating Water
  • Force and Motion
  • Sink or Float?
  • Water Cycle
  • Dinosaurs and Fossils
  • Solar System

Grades 3-6

Some of the units the children explore include:

  • Food Chains and webs
  • Insect Life
  • Fungi
  • Pond Life
  • You and Your Body
  • Solar System
  • Water Cycle
  • Pond Life
  • Weather
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Powders and Crystals
  • Flight and Rocketry
  • Simple Machines