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Science


About

The need to understand and apply science has never been more essential to society than it is in the 21st century. Advancements in medicine, technology, and access to information have changed the landscape of our world. Further, the impact of humans on our environment has made the question of sustainability a crucial topic of study. As a result, science education is critical to the development of both informed citizens and the preparation of our next generation of scientists and engineers. The Science Program at St. Mark’s aims to develop students who are scientifically literate, create opportunities for the interdisciplinary study of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and provide an exemplary preparation for collegiate level science. In an effort to meet these goals the program engages students in the process of science through the study of the core ideas that pervade the discipline: energy and matter, form and function, cause and effect, the use of models, and observation of patterns. Students explore these ideas while developing the practices that are central to the scientific enterprise itself such as observing, questioning, testing, analyzing, applying, designing, developing evidence-based arguments, and communicating. Each course is designed around a core set of ideas and grounded in context, all of which provides students with an increased understanding of the natural world, empowers students to propose solutions to dynamic problems, and better equips students to make informed decisions based upon science.

Faculty

Lauren Ames

Titles: Associate Director of Athletics, Science Teacher
Departments: Athletics, Science
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School: 508.786.6146

Jacob Backon

Titles: Math/Science Teacher
Departments: Mathematics, Science
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School: 508.786.6344

Kimberley Berndt

Titles: Science Teacher
Departments: Science
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Samantha Brennan

Titles: Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty, Science Department
Departments: Assistant Head of School’s Office, Science, Senior Administrative Team
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School: 508.786.6005

Caleb Corliss

Titles: Science Faculty
Departments: Science
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Matthew Eddy

Titles: Science Teacher
Departments: Science
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Brian Geraghty

Titles: Physics Teacher
Departments: Science
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School: 508.786.6326

Lindsey Lohwater

Titles: Science Dept. Chair, Science Teacher, Sustainability Coordinator
Departments: Science
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School: 508.786.6345

Brady Loomer

Titles: Science Teacher
Departments: Science
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School: 508.786.6333

Christopher Roche

Titles: Science Teacher
Departments: Computer Science, Science
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School: 508.786.6000

Kenneth Wells

Titles: Science Teacher
Departments: Science
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School: 508.786.6000

Courses

News

Learning by Becoming: Exploration Science at SM

On Thursday, May 17, students in the Exploration Sciences advanced elective course shared the fruits of their research into various explorers, discoverers, adventurers, and risk-takers on land and sea. Taking on the personas of well-known individuals—in short, becoming the explorers they were studying—students gathered in the Faculty Room, where faculty and staff asked them questions and evaluated their responses.

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