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?