Natural Sciences

Courses in the natural sciences allow you to broaden your background in the physical or life sciences.

They also offer concepts and ways of thinking related to the study of science. Small class sizes and numerous opportunities for laboratory and hands-on learning are key features of the Landmark science program. In each course, you will practice the essential skills of scientific thinking: observing, asking questions, developing hypotheses, designing investigations, analyzing data, interpreting results and drawing conclusions.

The Natural Sciences Department faculty are eager to share their knowledge and excitement about science with students in a supportive yet challenging environment.

Please explore the Natural Sciences (NS) Department website, and do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of help with a question.

Sincerely,

Abigail Littlefield
Natural Sciences Department Chair

 

 

Natural Science Coursework Support

If you need extra help in any of your science classes, or just a quiet place to work with other science students, come to the EAB Room 102 on Monday and Thursdays evenings from 6 - 9PM.  Staffed by NS professors.

Mission

The Natural Sciences Department promotes scientific literacy, stimulates intellectual curiosity and fosters an understanding of the role and relevance of science in the modern world.

Courses are offered in the physical and biological sciences, in which comprehension and application of abstract concepts, fluency in technical terminology, and use of mathematics are emphasized through inquiry and laboratory-based learning methods.

We encourage students to critically evaluate concepts and ideas using scientific evidence that will prepare them to become informed and productive members of society.

Department Award

The NS department gives our award to the student, or students, who have successfully completed at least two courses in the Natural Sciences and who best exemplify the following qualities:

  • Curiosity
  • Motivation
  • A scholarly commitment to the discipline
  • An analytical mind
  • Attention to detail
  • A willingness to get a wee bit messy
  • A sense of humor doesn't hurt!
Adviser appreciates student's hard work