“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” – Louis Pasteur
The observation of phenomenon, the thrill of discovery and a curiosity to understand our world drive the Science Department at The Woodstock Academy. Students who study science develop problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills. Additionally, science courses provide a practical application of mathematical principles and science and engineering practices. Courses offerings cover a full range of skill sets over a broad range of subjects.
The introductory course, Foundations of Science, develops the principles for scientific thinking and research while studying concepts such as Earth’s energy and resources, chemistry of matter, and climate change. The next required course for students is the study of the living world through Biology 1. Chemistry is an exciting required laboratory course. Students have the opportunity to enrich their science experience through a diverse offering of electives. Physics is advised for a well-rounded science education. Students are also able to choose courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Forensics, Organic Chemistry, Biotechnology and Field Ecology. A hands-on laboratory experience is integral for all classes.
What sets WA apart:
- Successful competition teams in Ocean Bowl, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Envirothon, and Chemistry Olympiad.
- Earthsave, a club dedicated to preserving the local and global environment
- Multiple opportunities to earn college credit through UConn’s Early College Experience program in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Physics and Biotechnology
- Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
- Two newly renovated laboratories, a Physics lab in the new STEAM center and two multi-purpose laboratories
- Practical research opportunities
- Hands on and extensive field work for long term environmental and ecological studies
- Interactions and opportunities for students to meet and engage professionals in the various disciplines of science
- Opportunities to work with local environmental and non-profit organizations on projects for real world application
- A science faculty actively engaged in the larger scientific professional community through workshop facilitation, as published authors of scientific articles and textbooks, and leaders of the science education community
- Use of probe equipment and technology to enhance the scientific experience
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