Guest Blogger: Neal Mobley, Science Teacher, Grade 6 Physics

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: Science- Feb 04, 2014 Comments Off on Guest Blogger: Neal Mobley, Science Teacher, Grade 6 Physics

Science education begins long before a child enters school.  The first nature walk where the child observes, picks up, and asks about every rock, leaf and caterpillar they encounter is a vital moment of learning. The first time a child climbs up on a stool and helps Grandma make biscuits is as well. Or their […]

This is Your Brain on Movement

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: School Culture, Science- Nov 08, 2012 1 Comment

A picture of a giant slab of butter can induce me to read just about anything. This morning when this New York Times article came through my twitter feed, I moved on over to the big screen desktop to examine that butter hunk in earnest. My hope was that the answer to the article’s title question, Can […]

Guest Bloggers: Grade Eight Students Blog About Organic Chemistry

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Science- Oct 03, 2012 1 Comment

Submitted by Megan T: The start of the new school year brought with it a fun, interactive new block: Organic Chemistry. Our year kick-started with a rainbow array of color, delicious foods, and shocking surprises. Within this block, we went in-depth with many of our ideas, learned about complex reactions, and discovered what really takes […]

Guest Blogger: Jeff Johnson on Seventh Grade Mechanics

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Science- Jun 05, 2012 Comments Off on Guest Blogger: Jeff Johnson on Seventh Grade Mechanics

Last week, Grade Seven finished up their mechanics block with some experimentation on a grand scale. There to help were civil engineer Jeff Johnson and mechanical engineer Bill McGurk, both of whom have students enrolled at BWS. The class experimented with pulleys, levers, and gears. What follows is an explanation of the demonstration Jeff Johnson […]

Science Lab Progress Report

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Science- May 23, 2012 1 Comment

The St. Nicholas Building opened as The St. Nicholas School For Girls, and above is one of the plans that was recently unearthed by the architects working on our Science and Music Lab design. As you can see from the plan, the Community Room and the Grade Eight Room were once a place for science. […]

The Evidence Proves It: Science is a Valued Subject at BWS

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Science- Mar 14, 2012 Comments Off on The Evidence Proves It: Science is a Valued Subject at BWS

$20,000 was our Fund-A-Dream goal at last Saturday’s Gala Auction and Dinner. We met that goal easily, with much enthusiasm on the part of our guests, who raised their bid cards to enhance our science program. It’s exciting to see so much support for our school’s continued growth. Over the last two years, our auction […]

Science and Creativity

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Science- Dec 15, 2011 Comments Off on Science and Creativity

Board member Barry Shuman helped the Science Task force get creative yesterday morning when he visited the new science room.  Barry imagined how best to form the main classroom and storage space, along with a special room for optics experiments.  This will involve removing some walls, which means a fun work party for those of […]

A Virtual Tour of the New Science Room: Planning Begins

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Science- Nov 29, 2011 Comments Off on A Virtual Tour of the New Science Room: Planning Begins

During Parent/Teacher conferences, the Science Task Force met and discussed equipment procurement, science curriculum, and began planning the new science room. The space is quite large, and is divided up into a number of smaller rooms. The area we are moving into used to be part of the photo lab when Cornish College of the […]

Future Focus: Science News

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Science- Nov 10, 2011 Comments Off on Future Focus: Science News

As a part of our ongoing focus on School Culture this year, the Leadership Team and the faculty as a whole have been looking at various elements that contribute to who we, Bright Water School, are.  We are also looking at who we want to be.  Thus far, we have been working with the School’s […]