SCIENCE & NATURE
At the Primary level, sensorial exploration and experimentation is the key as children learn about the natural world. The activities developing basic skills of science, such as measuring, comparing, classifying, and keen observing are carefully prepared and practiced in our Montessori classrooms. The work is accompanied by extensive classified nomenclature helping children build their vocabulary while developing observation skills. Nature studies include the concept of living and non-living and an introduction to the plant and animal kingdoms. Primary children study the basic characteristics and attributes of animals and plants. They learn the scientific nomenclature of the parts of a flower, tree, leaf as well as the different kind and shapes of leaves. Children also learn fundamental classifications of vertebrates/invertebrates too. Some basic concepts of physical science are introduced to them as well. Scientific experiments, research and observations assist children in pursuing their own interests among a wide range of cultural subjects. The sciences, from botany to physics, are incredibly important to our student’s understanding of our physical world.