Science at MUSE
Our science curriculum ignites a sense of wonder and drive to understand the world by progressing from visual learning and tactile experimentation, to analytical skills and tools. We present science as an ongoing and unfinished project that MUSE students actively participate in as future scholars and citizens.
An inquiry-based approach to science
The pursuit for scientific knowledge perfectly embodies MUSE Academy's inquiry-based educational approach. Sparked by a natural curiosity and wonder, students embark on a quest to more fully comprehend the world. It begins with a thoughtful question that opens a realm of possibilities. Close integration with mathematics leads to the direct application of concepts, skills, and models that can then be applied to understand nature and engineering through practical application in tactile and visual exercises.
Students begin to develop their skills of observation, experimentation, and questioning in ways that stimulate their senses. Starting in kindergarten, math, science and engineering specialists join students as they broaden their awareness and abilities. Investigations grow into units of study with increasingly sophisticated tools.
The scientific method is learned as a core method of inquiry that can be applied to explorations of the natural world and solving pressing social problems. MUSE scholars quest for knowledge takes students outside the realm of school to museums, laboratories, forests, and beyond.
Upper elementary students utilize technology as topics become more abstract and content deepens. Scientific reading and writing grow in importance, as students master how to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Scientific discovery is presented in a historical context to emphasize the contributions of civilizations including Ancient Greco-Roman, Arabic, Chinese, Egyptian, African, and European to the accumulation of human knowledge.