11th Grade

Science

At Moses Brown, the Science department strives to nurture a spirit of inquiry in every eleventh grader.  Laboratory experiments, field observations, and close reading of scientific literature 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.

Physics students will learn the central role of force and energy in mathematically explaining motion.  But the explanations only start with the equation–the best part of Newtonian physics is that you can see the effects for yourself.  How does launch angle change the distance a rocket will fly?  What effect is air resistance having on it?  How hard do you need to swing an object on a string to keep it aloft?  How can you measure that force?  How does the length and thickness of wires affect the current flowing in them?  How do generators and motors work?

Honors-level students pursue similar topics in AP Physics 1, and may earn college credit. Ambitious students can also supplement their science program with exciting electives.  Inquire to find out more!

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Chemistry!

A look at lab practicals

A glimpse of the practical lab experience undertaken at semester’s end by upper school Chemistry students. To complete it is challenging and hands-on, and requires students to work in groups and utilize all of the knowledge they have acquired to that point in class.

Faculty

Eric Aaronian

Upper School Science and Cross Divisional Science Department Chair

About

Eric Aaronian

Drew University – B.A.
Tufts University – M.S.

David Moss

Upper School Science

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David Moss

Bowling Green State University – B.S.
Indiana University – Ph.D.

Steven Stewart

Upper School Science

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Steven Stewart

State University of New York at Oneonta – B.S.
Syracuse University – Ph.D.

George Tsakraklides

Upper School Science

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George Tsakraklides

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – B.S.
Pennsylvania State University – M.S.

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