Science

God has planted within human nature the desire to know and understand, to learn and explore, and to seek the answers to the questions of the world around us. Science is an area of the curriculum where that desire can be fostered by allowing the children to explore and discover the wonders of their world. Science probes the mysteries of the earth and universe, seeking the Creator in all things. Using the Catholic Social Teaching Principles, we create a Christ-centered atmosphere in which the students will grow mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Our primary goal is to facilitate the learning of science by engaging the student through enjoyable and meaningful scientific inquiry, while preparing these students to become life long learners. In this way, the students develop their full potential and grow in the love, knowledge, and appreciation of the gift of Life in our World.

The following are broad performance objectives:

  • To cultivate in our students a love, curiosity, respect, and stewardship of God’s
    infinite creation. To recognize that we share the responsibility to respect the sanctity of all human
    life and the dignity of the human person.
  • To develop scientific inquiry skills to be used both in individual and cooperative
    learning environments.
  • To maximize hands-on opportunities for students to explore, discover, and experience the universe.
  • To insure the ability of students to safely use scientific materials and equipment to explore, discover, and experience the universe
  • To incorporate mathematical tools into the organization and interpretation of the data.
  • To achieve scientific literacy and an understanding of the role science plays in our daily lives through utilization of cross-curricular instruction.