Lower School STEM
At Bullis, we believe that instruction can best be driven by an inquiry-based approach to interdisciplinary learning. Our STEM vision is built upon Bullis' core academic values and our approach encourages students to investigate real world problems and design real world solutions. Students will "Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Present, Evaluate, and Improve" as they engage in opportunities to make a positive impact in their community. These investigations will be focused in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
- To provide hands-on program activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
- To provide real-world STEM experiences through age-appropriate, classroom-based activities and community resources (parents, speakers, integration with middle/upper school activities)
Signature program activities in the Lower School provide students emerging experiences that emphasize curricular integration, with a focus on literacy (reading, writing, and math). The Lower School offers emerging science, technology, engineering and math experiences (STEM) in a three-trimester modular science curriculum (physical, life and earth sciences) that is age-appropriate, hands-on and inquiry‑based, draws upon math/technology skills, and includes engineering projects. Guided by a Lower School Science specialist teacher and the STEM Coordinator, students engage in a variety of activities that include the study of engineering concepts, physical/life/ earth, space science, ongoing experiments/observations/measurement, and field trip opportunities at each grade level. Lower School STEM resources include issues-based science kits at each grade level, the Boston Museum of Science "Engineering is Elementary" curriculum, and ongoing student assessments in reading and math.