The Merit SChooL of
old town manassas
2019-2020 School Year
Advanced Concept: ““Aerospace Science”
Through a myriad of classroom and field trip experiences, students will discover how key scientists have charted our course to space. Students will examine the evolution of aeronautical engineering and learn how mechanical engineering and robotics technology are influencing the future of space travel. Through the study of astronomy and astrophysics, students will take a close look at objects and matter outside of Earth’s atmosphere (i.e. planets, moons, stars, galaxies, etc.) and learn how physics and chemistry play a role on our planet and beyond. As their final project for the year, students will complete an experimental exploration activity to include design, assembly, launch simulations, and will count down as their rocket lifts off!
Advanced Concept: “Sports and Health Medicine”
This year, junior kindergarteners will take charge of their health through sports, fitness, and healthy habits! Students will participate in a variety of sports, fitness activities, and learn all about how to maintain a healthy body. While learning through play, students will gain an understanding of themselves and see how they can keep their body fit through team sports, independent and group exercise routines, personal health, and see how a little “can-do” spirit can make all the difference! From their minds down to their bones, students will examine how they can grow into a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition, exercise, fun and play, and a positive mind and spirit. With so many possibilities ahead, this junior kindergarten class is sure to be an adventure they will not soon forget!