In the K-3 Science Lab we integrate the life, earth, and physical science studies from our core curriculum with hands-on experiments where our students observe, investigate, and draw conclusions.
During the Primary Center year, one of the science activities the children especially enjoy is the study of animal environments. We engage in a local beach clean-up activity, followed by a visit to the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, discovering how volunteers nurse animals back to health and return them to their natural habitat. We plant flower bulbs and grow vegetables in our outdoor garden. We make bird feeders for our feathered friends, and discover metamorphosis by observing the life cycle from caterpillars into butterflies.
Our Outdoor Education program in Second Grade features an overnight adventure to the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. The children observe and interact with all types of marine life, including behind-the-scenes fish feeding. In the lab here at school, our students use household implements in learning simple machines and forces involved with objects in motion followed by a field trip to the Kids Space Museum where our 2nd graders get to use Simple Machines.
Our Third Grade Outdoor Education program is a three day trip to Rawhide Ranch. Students enjoy classes in animal and horse science, vaulting, riding instruction and more. In the lab students study the grey whale migration, our solar system and much more.