Class III Science

Department:  Lower School

Class III Science

In Class III, students investigate many areas of science with hands-on learning while using the scientific method. They begin the year with a unit on the water cycle. During our astronomy unit, they learn about Earth's Moon and Earth-Moon relationships. They also learn about astronauts and some important space missions. Students become geologists when we study the Earth and paleontology. We focus on weathering, erosion, geologic time, dinosaurs, and trilobites. When we move to our energy unit, students use many tools to study forces, magnetism, and electricity. All students learn to identify and build simple and parallel circuits. Students round out the year with biology. We spend time learning about the digestive systems of various animals, and end the year with a unit on birds.