Cedar Springs Middle School students are enjoying a new way of learning science. IQWST™ is transforming our tweens into scientists. Students investigate questions relevant to their lives by conducting investigations; collecting and analyzing data; developing and using models to explain
phenomena, and engaging in argument from evidence, all in a literacy and conversation-rich environment.
Seventh-graders explore properties, chemical reactions, and the conservation of mass by making their own soap materials they have investigated across multiple lessons.
Eighth-graders race, jump, and crawl in the classroom to measure properties of motion and create graphs based on physics equations.
Our learning-by-doing approach engages students as active learners and makes science come alive in ways that research has shown best support the broad range of learners found in every classroom.