Grade 1
  • Learns how to scientifically observe, question and experiment   
  • Participates in science labs constructing tools and models, using scientific equipment, manipulating objects and substances, and observing natural phenomenon   
  • Studies units on insects, balance and motion, and plants using outdoor campus and Poutasse Woods

Grade 2
  • Observes living and non-living things and uses tools to investigate, describe and record their properties   
  • Plans strategy, procedures and necessary tools for an investigation on a consistent basis   
  • Asks questions, forms hypotheses, conducts investigations, and then modifies the hypotheses based on what is learned   
  • Identifies and practices ways to care for the environment on a consistent basis
Grade 3
  • Collects and organizes data   
  • Sets up and conducts an experiment   
  • Draws general conclusions and makes inferences based on experiment results   
  • Creates and tests a hypothesis    
  • Labels a cross-section diagram

Grade 4
  • Describes archeological artifacts and hypothesizes what recovered artifacts suggest about past lifestyles   
  • Acquires and practices manipulative skills associated with measurement tools and applies math concepts to metric measurement   
  • Observes and records physical characteristics of substances and chemical reactions   
  • Understands the components of good nutrition   
  • Describes the general properties of magnets and applies knowledge of circuitry to new situations and problems

Grade 5
  • Conducts a controlled experiment using variables, graphs and metric measurements   
  • Develops investigation strategies and collaborates to develop a design    Designs and builds devices that accomplish stated goals relating to color, light and vision   
  • Researches tropical rain forests using the internet, library and other sources   
  • Identifies renewable and non-renewable energy sources and addresses current political issues relating to solar energy
An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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