The aim of teaching Science at Mowden is to inspire the children, encourage unbiased, critical thinking and to produce confident young learners.
Practical work is fundamental to understanding and applying scientific theory as well as being fun! Designing, carrying out experiments, observing, analysing data and concluding are all skills which are learned through practical lessons. With two bright, well equipped and resourced labs we are able to fully accommodate the needs of our younger and older children. Mowden also provides vast grounds and a pond, which bring exciting lessons out of the classroom.
Science trips feature for every Year group to interesting venues such as the Centre for Life, Dynamic Earth and Durham Botanic Gardens. We have good links with local Senior schools and attend specialist Science days at Durham School and Ampleforth College.
Open days provide an opportunity for visiting children to take part in a workshop to sample some of the activities and experiments that we do at Mowden.