The science program at Seven Arrows is called STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) due to its cross-curricular integration into virtually all other content areas. Lessons are integrated with differentiation and project based learning in mind.
STEAM goes beyond mastery of required content and focuses on developing students to be inspired and passionate science learners, equipped to solve problems and address challenges that affect human life on earth. Further, STEAM encourages design thinking through the interactive process: approaching problems by designing and testing ideas, reflecting on the outcomes, and redesigning to achieve a greater outcome. The “maker” mindset supports Dwecks’s “growth mindset” and asks, “What can you do with what you have learned?”
Our STEAM curriculum helps develop science literacy and the understanding of the nature of science through the 5E method: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, evaluate. Students learn to make observations, inferences, and analyses, ask questions, conduct experiments, revise theories, and get immersed in inquiry-based hands-on practices.
Technology is infused into virtually every lesson either as a means of discovery, a method of research and data recording, electronic resource skill building or simulation, or as a method of presentation. To expand the engineering component of STEAM, all grades are exposed to robotics and programming.