SCIENCE SKILLS INCLUDE A CHILD’S ABILITY TO INQUIRE, PREDICT AND EVALUATE OBSERVATIONS. IT SUPPORTS A CHILD’S ABILITY TO EXPLORE EVERYDAY LIFE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER, AND TO MAKE SENSE OF CONCEPTS SUCH AS WEATHER, NATURAL HABITATS, AND TECHNOLOGY.
Our students explore science through a discovery station, or Project each day. We strongly believe in utilizing science concepts to strengthen every area of development for children. Our students engage daily observations while tending our gardens, or taking care of our chickens. Similar to learning to count or read, learning how to “do” science is a process.
Metacognitive skills develop as children describe what they see, ask questions about it, repeat the experience, and then think about how it connects to what they know about their surrounding environment (Ashbrook, 2003).