Science is an integral element of the Montessori curriculum. Science in the classroom is designed to cultivate the child's curiosity and determination to discover the truth for themselves. Children learn how to observe patiently, analyze, and work with materials both concrete and when appropriate, more abstract solving problems. Students engage in field trips and hands-on experiments and typically respond with enthusiasm to the process of carefully measuring, gathering data, classifying and predicting the outcome.
One goal of Montessori science is to cultivate a lifelong interest in observing nature and discovering more about the world in which we live. Some science activities you may see in our Montessori classroom are activities of magnetism, growing plants, classification of plants and animals. Habitats of the world and their inhabitants, the solar system, planes, levers and gears and machines.
At the Children’s House we feel very fortunate in that we live on an island that is bursting with opportunities at every bend in the road. The children are exposed to the outside natural environment as much as possible through field trips and outreach programs collaborating with The Maria Mitchell Association and the UMAS Field Station both located on island. Our children are learning and experiencing life as they grow up on one of the most unique environments in the world.