Varieties of “classified nomenclatures” or sets of matching pictures, labels, and definition cards expand children's knowledge of the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. The drawers of the wooden Botany Cabinet are filled with varieties of leaf shapes. Children learn their names, trace and draw them. Excursions out of doors allow them to relate the leaf shapes to their related trees.
Classroom pets and animal "visits" expose students to varieties of wildlife, parts of the animal, and body systems found in different species.
Simple experiments demonstrate three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) and basic laws such as gravity, force of attraction, and magnetism. Children are given the "Big Bang" theory of the creation of the Universe, along with the formation, gradual cooling, and the aeons of preparation leading to the emergence of life on Earth.
Natural science is woven into myriad classroom and outdoor experiences and discussions.