Main topics of study in our science and nature curriculum are biology, botany, zoology and physical science. When conducting experiments, children learn to form a hypothesis and test their predictions. In addition to the materials found within the classroom, the students have structured and unstructured time outside to experience and study nature. Children enjoy regular walks through the Palliated Woods and research the seeds, flowers and leaves they find. Students explore the plant life cycle as they sow seeds, water plants, and harvest vegetables from our organic gardens. Children also take turns caring for and feeding our pet bunny, laying hens, and fish. The goal in our science and nature curriculum is not simply to facilitate the discovery of factual knowledge, but rather to capture, ignite and explore the sense of wonder and reverence that children innately have about the natural world.