Interacting with the environment through meaningful exploration provides valuable learning experiences

The difference between living and nonliving things is the first concept introduced in science.  Later, the child studies botany and zoology.  In zoology the child investigates the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates.  He/She is taught the proper names of all the external parts of each plant and animal that is studied.

Observation of the natural environment provides rich authentic learning opportunities

Simple physical science experiments are performed by the teacher and the children.  Other concepts include planets and the solar system, rocks and minerals, weather and seasons.