What is the impact of the Earth’s relationship to the Sun? How does it move through space? What causes gravity? How is gravity different on other planets? Why do we have seasons and climatic zones?
Montessori Earth Science
Learning in Context
During the Elementary years, ages 6 to 12, the child has an intense need to understand their place in the universe. In order to help them satisfy this curiosity and provoke further questions for the children to investigate, we tell them the greatest story of all – the story of the origins of the universe and the formation of the stars, planets, the sun, and the Earth.
Dual-Language Learning in the Classroom
As the children receive many follow up lessons in Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, the Lower Elementary Chinese Teachers provide Chinese language extension in order to support and encourage the child’s ability to communicate about such fascinating principles in fluent Mandarin
Elements of the Montessori Elementary Learning Experience
There are many more opportunities to learn and explore the questions raised during the first Great Story in small groups. More science projects and materials encourage further exploration by the child. Some typical follow up work after the Story of Formation of the Universe includes reading, investigating through science experiments, and Going Out to find examples in nature or in museums.