The Skinner West Science Department believes in the power of science education to inspire children and transform their lives. We strive to use an inquiry-based model of teaching and learning. This means that, as much as possible, we will have the students actually BE scientists in the classroom.
Each spring, students in grades 1, 3, and 5 participate in the Primary and Intermediate Science Fair. Our Science Fair isn't just a display of interesting models; it is an exhibition showcasing the real scientific inquiry skills our student-scientists use to answer questions about the world.
Our science inquiry curriculum is supplemented by the textbook series Science: A Closer Look, published by Macmillan-McGraw-Hill. This series provides students with a rigorous background in science content, coupled with structured, guided, and open-inquiry activities.