Every Moment Counts

A Stevens education encourages inquiry, critical thinking and collaborative problem solving.

Purposeful learning, every moment of every day, is why Stevens graduates are More Than Ready for success in high school and beyond.

Science Program

From two-years-old through 8th grade, Stevens students actively engage with scientific methods in a curriculum that encompasses biology, chemistry and physics. Through the consistent practice of inquiry, research and experimentation in each grade, students become increasingly adept with formulating hypotheses, drawing evidence-based conclusions and presenting findings.

Active engagement in science builds other competencies as well. Whether it is testing the melting point of snow in the three-year-olds classroom or engineering a simple machine in 4th grade, persevering through setbacks and working through a scientific problem to its conclusion helps students become more resilient as innovative thinkers.

Each campus has a dedicated science lab that is utilized for experiments and projects such as the annual Science Expo, a showcase of scientific studies conducted by middle school students. These are some recent hypotheses formulated, investigated and presented by Stevens students at the 2016 Science Expo:

How does titration help determine the concentration of a solution?
Which wavelength of light is best for growing Wisconsin fast plants?
Which chemical reaction is most effective in producing carbon dioxide gas for a car airbag?
How does temperature affect the formation of a Painted Lady butterfly chrysalis?
What percent of the population has an abnormal pupillary reflex?