Elementary School (Grades K-5)
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The elementary school science program is based on the concepts of inquiry and understanding place. Using topics in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, technology, and environmental science, students learn to act and think like scientists. Through the inquiry method, students learn to ask relevant questions, make hypotheses, and design experiments. The program is based on the yearly themes which maximizes integration with other subject areas and the Jackson Hole community. Learning about scientific process and science concepts in context allows students to understand the role of science in the world beyond school. Classroom and field investigations are designed to provide hands-on opportunities for students to experience science. Students in elementary school are found actively doing science, not passively listening to science. This emergent curriculum allows for students to have their inquiries drive the science program and for an interdisciplinary approach to be utilized during investigations.