The exciting and interactive science program fosters a love of learning and excitement for the world around us. Science is an integral part of child’s education at St. Mark’s, beginning with center-based activities in the early grades.
In first through third grade, inquiry-based curriculum and hands-on learning are added to the program. The use of texts, activities, field trips, and other resources promote a practical understanding of important science concepts while critical thinking is emphasized. Students are taught by Mrs. Laura Fackler, who has received training in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Click here for a story on our geology museum, and here for a story on a Right Whale lesson from a JU professor.
Fourth through sixth grade science classes are taught in a state-of-the-art science laboratory. The lab is equipped with the Davis Weather Station used for weather observation, and an ecosystem tank used for animal observation. Ms. Josie Bryan teaches these grades in gender based classes, using techniques and strategies proven by brain research. Ms. Bryan is also a National Park Ranger during the summer months and brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for science to her students.
Click on the weather information below to see St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School’s personal weather forecast – data broadcast from the Science Lab’s Weather Station!