Edwin Hubble said that “equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” With that in mind DeSales Catholic School holds that science needs to be lived in order to be learned. Students need to both literally and metaphorically get their hands dirty within their personal scientific adventures. These goals are accomplished in our elementary science curriculum as students engage on a hands-on approach. This allows them to probe and explore areas of nature and earth science, including plants, animals, rocks, weather and other natural phenomena.
With a yearning for further scientific adventure firmly established, our middle school students explore in much greater depth. They begin with earth science in sixth grade, the physical sciences in seventh grade, and the life sciences in eighth grade. Through the integration of technology, laboratory experiments and discovery-based learning on a daily basis, students encounter the interconnected beauty of our world. DeSales is proud to offer eighth grade students who demonstrate a special proclivity for science the opportunity to study and obtain NY State Regents credit in Living Environment.