Motto of Summit’s science program:
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.
—Ancient Chinese Proverb
Our science trips extend learning beyond the classroom with school-day, extended day, and multiday experiences. Direct experience can be a better teacher than books. It helps our students learn things in a more accessible and enduring manner. Going to a new place to see, touch, smell, hear, and, even taste, provides an excellent way to learn new information that has real-life meaning.
Children's minds are filled with awe and wonder about the world around them. We foster the inquisitive nature of our students by providing multisensory experiences through a hands-on and inquiry-based approach to learning.
Multiday field trips have included NASA Space Camp, Sea World, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, the Liberty Science Center, and environmental centers.