preparing for discovery

More than any other discipline, science provides us with tools to learn about the world. Science is not a listing of facts; science is an invitation to observe the world, ask questions, puzzle over problems, and enjoy the process of solving them. From the time children begin to perceive their environment, they are involved in science. Each unit provides students the opportunity to learn about topics in physical, life, and earth sciences and technology through direct observation and experimentation. The units invite the children to develop and test hypotheses, just as professional scientists do.