The goal for our science curriculum is to create thoughtful and discerning science citizens, who have developed an enthusiasm for scientific methodology and discovery.
Science at Rock Point School is designed to engage all students, from individuals with a deep passion for science to those who are uncertain how science will play a role in their lives. Courses aim to inspire analytical thinking and to leave all students with the ability to approach subjects scientifically and understand the role of science in the world at large. Our science offerings of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics include multiple avenues for exploring material. Students will have opportunities to perform laboratory experiments, join field excursions, conduct research projects, explore current events, and undertake self-directed individual projects. Students have enjoyed projects that demonstrates concepts from the classroom in the wider world.
Skills that are developed in the Science curriculum include:
- Data analysis
- Experimental design
- Research methods
- Working in groups
- Observational skills
- Scientific writing
- Reading comprehension
- Critical thinking
Course offerings include lab-based classes in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.