Science

“Children are natural observers. They are fascinated
by the phenomenon foundin the natural world and
interact with the natural world everywhere they go.”

Science

Children are natural observers. They are fascinated by the phenomenon found in the natural world and interact with the natural world everywhere they go. They investigate things like what flowers smell like and how a leaf feels. The Montessori program recognizes the young child’s need to observe and absorb information about the world around them.

Encountering something new in nature sparks a child’s curiosity and leads to a spontaneous lesson as the child asks “What is this? What is it called? How does it feel/smell/taste/sound?” These sensor-ally based questions are concrete evidence of the child’s stage of development therefore, our students are introduced to a wide array of scientific principles.

  • The difference between plants and animals
  • Identifying and classifying animals
  • Identifying parts of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, mollusks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals
  • Basic needs of animals
  • Animal homes
  • Lifecycles
  • Food chains
  • Adaptation
  • Animal defense mechanisms
  • Investigating how humans use animals

Botany

  • Basic needs of plants
  • Parts of herbaceous plants
  • Parts of trees and shrubs
  • Identification of roots, stems, leaves, seeds and fruits
  • Transpiration
  • Growing and caring for indoor and outdoor plants

Health Sciences

  • Self-esteem
  • Systems of the human body
  • Nutrition
  • Physical education