General science is taught to Grades K-6, using a hands-on approach. In the primary years, the scientific method, use of a microscope and the lab report are all introduced. A variety of speakers are invited in throughout the year and students enjoy many science-related field trips. In the spring, kindergarten conducts a Science Day where they demonstrate their experiments to the school, staff and parents.
Grade 4 to 6 students continue the study of earth, physical and life sciences, with a science lab conducted once a week in addition to the class periods. Students at this age level also experience a variety of field trips to complement their science studies, some right in their own back yard! St. Philomena School classes are fortunate to be able to take advantage of the school's setting on the shores of Narragansett Bay for studies of oceanography and marine science. A Nature Trail has been constructed on school property, which offers an outdoor classroom for plant and animal studies.
Seventh graders concentrate on life science and eighth graders, physical science. The junior high students also spend part of the first half of the year preparing for the school's Science Fair. Winning entries go on to the State Science Fair and the school regularly has students winning honors at this level.
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