Walter L. Newberry Math & Science Academy
Today's scholars, tomorrow's leaders

Science

Our science teachers educate students of diverse backgrounds through a scientific problem solving approach to academic and social learning.  We address individual interests, needs and learning styles through an integrated curriculum.  Kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms use TCI’s Bring Science Alive! curriculum to explore science practices. In 6th-8th grade, students explore earth, life, and physical science through Lab-Aid’s SEPUP curriculum. 

Scientists at Newberry will not only gain scientific knowledge, but will come to understand the nature of science-2science.  Students will participate in inquiry based labs that are developed through science and engineering practices such as asking questions, defining problems, and planning/carrying out investigations.  They will use inductive and deductive reasoning to guide discussion with large and small groups in much the same manner as scientific gains are accomplished in the real world.

The students will learn science concepts through many learning styles such as audiovisuals, models, diagrams, presentations, music, and hands-on activities that are inquiry based and NGSS aligned.   Students learn that they are scientists by thinking about what they read, writing about what they learn, researching, predicting, developing and performing experiments, analyzing data and reporting results.

science-1To learn more about TCI Bring Science Alive, click here for the company website

To learn more about the middle school’s Lab-Aid’s SEPUP curriculum, click here for the company website

Project SYNcERE 
In grades 3-8, students are provided enrichment Science opportunities provided through Project SYNCERE (Supporting Youth’s Needs with Core Engineering Research Experiments).  Their instructors come on a weekly basis to our school to provide a curriculum that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the use of project-based learning.  Their staff assists and coaches students in scientific inquiry, directing them to deeper levels of understanding.  The goal is to produce self-directed learners who are equipped to excel in the global market. (click here for the Project SYNCERE website)