“Wisdom begins in wonder” – Socrates
A Princeton Montessori School middle school education offers an experiential, dynamic approach to each subject area, integrated studies between programs, and a focus on character development and self-exploration.
In science class, the middle school students were introduced to a Unit of Inquiry. A Unit of Inquiry in the IB provides a curriculum framework of essential elements – the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and actions that young students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.
Using logic and models to understand how unseen phenomenon affects our tangible world, the students explored sound waves. They created a model to visualize some of the basic principles of waves.
Using the Middle Years Program (MYP) Design Cycle, students designed a prototype to rescue a sloth from a tree. It was a fun task to reinforce the skills they will need throughout the year. The Design Cycle is comprised of four steps: Inquiring and Analyzing, Developing Ideas, Creating a Solution, and Evaluating.