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Science

The Science Department at Maumee Valley fosters an environment where students are observant of the natural world, make inquiries about their surroundings, and have the ability to analyze and reflect in light of accepted scientific research.

  • Science 7

    Students in 7th grade have the opportunity to experience science in an interdisciplinary, project-based learning environment.  Lessons often revolve around local habitats and the nature provided by the campus to conduct experiments that make learning relevant to students.  Our school’s outdoor science lab allows us access to Swan Creek, which serves as the foundation of Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry concepts through a unit on-stream analysis.  A service-learning component of the curriculum emphasizes the students’ civic responsibilities to their environment. the opportunity to experience science in an interdisciplinary, project-based learning environment. Lessons often revolve around local habitats and the nature provided by the campus to conduct experiments that make learning relevant to students. Our school’s outdoor science lab allows us access to Swan Creek, which serves as the foundation of earth science, biology, and chemistry concepts through a unit on stream analysis. A service learning component of the curriculum emphasizes the students’ civic responsibilities to their environment.
  • Science 8

    The aim of the 8th-grade science program is to continue to cultivate students’ interest in science and help them develop the essential skills needed for higher-level courses. The curriculum alternates its focus between physics and chemistry, while at the same time making connections across science disciplines and other subject areas. Students utilize scientific thinking as they experience hands-on learning often using the engineering design process.  Projects include the design, creation, testing, and redesigning of contraptions such as Trebuchets, Rube Goldberg machines, and Newton scooters.
Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only age 3 - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.