At Moses Brown, the Science department strives to nurture a spirit of inquiry in every tenth grader. Laboratory experiments, field observations, and group work guide students as they study the natural and physical sciences and consider the implications of science in modern life. In every discipline, students apply the scientific method and their best critical thinking to connect data to the topics they are learning.
Chemistry and Honors Chemistry introduce students to inorganic and physical chemistry, acids and bases, chemical nomenclature, solutions, and atomic and molecular structure. Students spend a significant amount of time in the lab, conducting experiments, accurately recording observations, and deriving conclusions from their data. Whether they’re synthesizing aspirin and testing their product for purity, assessing the concentration of commercial vinegar, or using a voltaic cell to do some silver-plating, at every step they’re trying things out for themselves, and fusing their curiosity with the discipline needed for accurate results.Inquire