Science

students in science class

 

At La Salle, we go about the essence of science, the “self-correcting” and seeking what is “wrong”, through teaching that is centered on experimentation, promotes the testing of ideas through trial and error, ignites the imagination, and sparks invention. 

 

Allan Sandage, an American astronomer, explained it this way: “Science is the only self-correcting human institution, but it also is a process that progresses only by showing itself to be wrong.” 

We push our students to understand their world as educated observers and incessant learners.  By being trained to question, interpret, and communicate scientific information, our students develop as curious critical thinkers, seeking answers to vexing questions and solutions to real-world problems. 

We teach science through an inquiry-based method so that our students are able to, eventually on their own, recognize the conceptual interwoven connections – physical, biological, chemical, and environmental – all around them and to weigh the ethics of scientific advancements carefully.  By graduation, our students have garnered interdisciplinary insights and a zest for tracking down truth and building knowledge.

Science Faculty

Mr. Thomas Barna

Mr. Thomas Barna

Mr. Jeremy Butt

Mr. Jeremy Butt

Mr. Daniel Cipolla

Mr. Daniel Cipolla

Mr. Charles Cirelli

Mr. Charles Cirelli

Mr. David Crowe

Mr. David Crowe

Mr. Stephen  Duncheskie

Mr. Stephen Duncheskie

Mr. Gerald Evans

Mr. Gerald Evans

Mr. Kyle Finlay

Mr. Kyle Finlay

Mr. James Fyke

Mr. James Fyke

Mr. Terence Gillespie

Mr. Terence Gillespie

Mr. Ryan McDowell

Mr. Ryan McDowell

Mr. Anthony Mieczkowski

Mr. Anthony Mieczkowski

Mr. Vishal Patel

Mr. Vishal Patel

Mrs. Pamala Seeley

Mrs. Pamala Seeley

Mrs. Marie Stott

Mrs. Marie Stott

Mr. Kyle Werman

Mr. Kyle Werman

Science Courses Offered