Science is a motivating practice of discovery that helps satisfy the natural curiosity which our students come to school with each day. Students at the Floral Park-Bellerose School are so excited to visit the science lab where they ask questions, plan and carry out investigations through their hands-on experiences. Students engage in inquiry based learning where they pose a question, observe, experiment, measure and gather data related to the real world.
Third graders had various real world materials; balls, chain links and sand along with various measuring tools and equipment. Students worked collaboratively in partnerships and groups to use the materials to experiment and make a hypothesis about everyday items. After visiting the science lab, students come away with an appreciation of the natural world—fascinated by its intricacies and wonders and excited to learn more.
(Submitted by the Floral Park-Bellerose School District)