The science program at St. Pius V School is founded on the belief that all students possess an innate curiosity about the world in which they live, how it functions, and their role in that functioning. Building on this natural curiosity, students are instructed in the scientific and discovery methods thus enabling them to conduct purposeful scientific inquiries. The application of these tools will allow students to logically and independently solve problems in the arena of science and beyond.
The St. Pius V School’s science curriculum incorporates a global point of view based on the belief that only informed inhabitants of the earth can best be prepared to utilize and protect the world in which we live.
The spiraling curriculum is based on the premise of introducing a scientific concept on a simple, concrete level in the lower grades and expanding upon this concrete knowledge to achieve a more abstract understanding. Coordinated program planning is integral to this approach so that each grade or level is aware of what was taught before and what will follow. Being aware that each child has their own differentiated learning style, many teaching techniques are utilized to meet the strengths of the visual, auditory and tactile learner. Instruction is geared to meet these varied learning styles. Age appropriate methodologies are incorporated to best meet the needs of the whole child.