A respect for the sacredness of all life, the pursuit of peace and order in the world, an awareness of the responsibility to be co-creators of life-giving designs and protectors of the environment are primary goals of the teaching of Science in the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
The Science curriculum is specifically designed to develop a student’s understanding of Science in human experience and the individual’s role in the community and in society. Examples of scientific phenomena are explained and demonstrated. Students become scientists as they learn to understand and use the scientific method to organize ways to solve problems, and to seek answers to the wonders of God’s world.
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students study the basics of Chemistry, Biology and Physical Science, with hands on participation in a Science laboratory. Students in grades 6-8 submit a Science project yearly and are eligible to participate in the Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair. The students in grades 7 and 8 take part in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science