The Northfield Science Department is where students come to examine
more closely the complex workings of the natural world, and to renew
their wonder at God’s wisdom. The better we understand the principles
of the universe around us, the more we must respect God’s vision.
Science classes currently offered to upperclassmen include Biology,
Advanced Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Chemistry.
In addition to these studies, the Science Department is involved in the
Egg Drop Experiment on the campus of Wichita State University, in which
the Grammar School II class undertakes the task of creating devices
that are meant to protect an egg from breaking when the egg has been
dropped from great height, such as Cessna stadium. A yearly field trip
has included such locations as a fishery, a dissection lab at a
college, a nuclear power plant, the Cosmosphere, and the touring Human
Body Exhibit at Exploration Place. Our students have built an outdoor
oven, a pedal-powered four-passenger car, a stained glass mural, and a
trebuchet. Honors classes oversee projects like building a saltwater
fish tank, a terrestrial aquarium with lizards, and have even developed
a reverse osmosis system to prepare fresh water for drinking, as well
as water for the fish tank.
Mr. Schmidt teaches Capstone Chemistry.
Harmon, in addition to teaching art and a grammar tutorial,
teaches non-math chemistry.
Ms. Woolley teaches physical science.