Incarnation Parish School


Science Curriculum

The science class is structured around three main areas of focus: lecture, investigations/experiments, and journal writing. The classroom works at a rapid, but productive, pace between all three areas of instruction.

Instruction is standard-based. Incarnation uses the newly-adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The curriculum’s focus is mastery of the standards assigned to each grade level.


Labs are conducted emphasizing scientific inquiry. Students are encouraged to practice the three main scientific skills: observing, inferring, and predicting. Experiments follow the Scientific Method stressing Hypothesis, Testing the Hypothesis and Finding the Conclusion. The science journals are used to extend practice in data collecting and recording, writing observations, and analyzing experiments to finalize an appropriate conclusion.