Science in Prep

 

Science is vital to the world’s future prosperity and continues to change lives. All pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through Themes of Investigation, pupils build up a body of key foundation knowledge, concepts and skills. Pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation, to think critically and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, investigate, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. They are invited to see themselves as game changers and encouraged to have the confidence and courage to make a difference and solve some of the world’s greatest challenges by using their knowledge, creativity and thinking skills to think outside the box.

We are very fortunate in our well-equipped science laboratory, which complete with Bunsen burners and a wide range of chemicals more commonly found in a secondary school.

Computer Science, Design and Technology, Engineering and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) are embedded in each Theme of Investigation.  STEAM is a vehicle for action and pupils define problems, research and plan solutions, build prototypes, test analyse and refine their ideas on how to make the world a better place and meet the sustainable development goals with technological solutions.