Children are innately curious about the world around them. King's Lower School science program amplifies this sense of wonder, teaching young scientists the steps in research: beginning with developing an evidence-based claim and progressing to learning to reason philosophically about natural phenomena.
Students were tasked with building a skeleton using only the materials that they had at home. They were required to follow a rubric, which outlined what bones they had to present, the composition inside of bones, the types of tissues that would surround a joint, make two moveable joints and demonstrate their movement, illustrate a fracture and name its type and then show the types of muscles and name them.
The 2020 Summer Olympics may have been postponed but the Grade 6 Math Olympiad Challenge has begun. Lee Couch, Mathematics Faculty, proposes one challenge per week, which is an optional assignment for students who desire more math equations, problem-solving, and challenge.
Lindsay Silbereisen, Science Faculty, did her best to bring back some 'norms' to her class last week, during the first week of KingIsHome Remote Learning. "Normally, students arrive to class, sit down, and start their 'Do Now' warm-up question on Google Classroom. The Do Now is intended to review and reinforce content from the previous lesson. Last week, I asked them to do the same but remotely."
The week-long fair was slated to occur on March 9-14 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, but the global coronavirus pandemic forced fair directors to convert the fair from a traditional in-person event to a virtual science fair for the students' safety. Collectively, King students had a Top 10 finisher in every category in which we competed and King School occupied 10% of the finalist positions – a truly impressive showing!