Welcome to our Middle School Science Program.
This year we built rockets, made musical instruments, looked for ways to reuse plastics, and found the perfect combination of ingredients to make fantastic bubbles!!! Our Science and Engineering Club also made their very own lip balms, complete with yummy flavors! The students had a lot of fun, and learned many new things.
Our state-of-the-art Interactive Science Program by Pearson Publishing has brought 21st Century science skills to St. Nicholas School. This is a fully integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program which is designed to give students hands-on experience while creating solutions to problems utilizing all of these different disciplines. They will be guided to generate and evaluate multiple options, build prototypes, and find optimal solutions.
St. Nicholas has its own Science Lab which is available to all students. It is in this lab that science is taught in grades 5 through 8. The lab includes many, many hands on resources for student exploration, and an interactive SmartBoard to fully engage students in the learning process. In addition, we incorporate the use of Chromebooks in the classroom to enhance student learning.
Our annual Science Fair is a STEM Engineering Fair which will feature projects that groups of students work on as part of the science curriculum to solve real world problems.
The science curriculum used at St. Nicholas School is presently being mapped as part of a special project of the Newark Archdiocese Schools Office. It will be based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which are designed to emphasize key knowledge and skills that all students need in order to engage fully as workers, consumers, and citizens in the 21st century.
We have many exciting things coming up for the 2017-2018 school year. Check back in September for the launch of our weekly science blog and stay informed on all of the great things we are doing in Science class!!!!