The Wilson School science program is a balance of study in biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, and physics. Students are immersed in first-hand exploration, investigation, and inquiry/process skills. Science classes are frequently held in our outdoor classroom so that students can study local ecology. In addition, field trips, including Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Science Center, Mastodon State Park, and Elephant Rocks reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. This provides them with the understanding and skills necessary to function productively as problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world. This foundation serves as a solid basis for advanced study.
Science is valued best when students are able to build upon conceptual knowledge in order to generate new questions, develop new investigations, and formulate answers. Analyzing and communicating their findings leads them to make connections between what they learn in class to the world around them. Our expectation is for students to possess a positive view towards self and society, and have an appreciation for science.