Science is an art, one dedicated to understanding the universe.  Knowledge is important, but learning how to attain knowledge more so. 

Students learn the Scientific Method in various forms at all grades and then relentlessly apply it to each new unit. 

Hands-on activities are incorporated whenever possible.  Examples from life sciences include labs where students look at their own cheek cells under a microscope, extract DNA from strawberries, and carefully measure the impact of pollution on radish seed germination. 

The Earth sciences, while more conceptual, are also highly quantitative and offer opportunities for students to classify rocks and minerals, locate the epicenters of earthquakes, and research the details of volcanic eruptions.  Problem solving and critical thinking are stressed at all times, a labor which yields agile minds capable of solving not just scientific problems, but everyday life problems as well..