Discover Science at Willow

This Indian River Private Middle School’s Science Program

Willow’s science program is about discovery, exploration and investigation. Science is exciting, and we use as many hands on experiments as possible to engage the students.

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

Watch this science video! 

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 2016 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Florida Sunshine State 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

Willow utilizes the Delta Science Kits to help provide interesting, hands on learning to our students. To learn more, click on this link: Learn more about Delta Science Modules , an Indian River private middle school, 

Below is a list of the Thematic Units:

  • DNA- From Genes to Proteins
  • Astronomy
  • Earth, Moon and Sun
  • Newton’s Toy Box
  • If Shipwrecks Could Talk
  • Flight & Rocketry
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Pond Life
  • Fungi-Small Wonders
  • Weather Instruments

Watch this Experiment!