The Pendulum Swing

 
“One of our first unit of study in fourth grade science is an introduction to the Scientific Method,” explains Mrs. Coutts, the Lower School Science Teacher. Students explore the steps involved in the Scientific Method:

Question
Research
Hypothesis
Experiment
Observations
Conclusion
Communicate Results

“Then, we use the pendulum as an example by walking through each step together.”
 
 

 
 

“We usually set the pendulum over a beam in the ceiling and explore this learning exercise in the Lower School Science Lab. This year I decided to take the class out to the Crocker Conservancy to get some fresh air while we learn!”

 

Outdoor Learning Spaces

 
The 64-acre wooded campus provides for plenty of creative opportunities to get children outside in the fresh air during the day. By leveraging the abundant natural resources on campus we have added numerous designated Outdoor Learning Spaces for students. These spaces follow the cohort system that we are using across campus, outlined in the Academic Restart Plan. Teachers have the freedom to move classes outside at times throughout the day. We do this by sectioning off outdoor spaces across campus to be used only by specific cohorts of students during the school day.
 
 

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