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: “Celebrating the Whole Child!”
This year, junior kindergarteners will celebrate the most important person in history, THEM! Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that will get them excited about who they are and what they can do with their imagination and a little “can do” spirit. While learning through play, students will gain an understanding of themselves and see how their body and senses can open the door to a world of possibilities. From their minds down to their bones, students will examine how they can change the world, and see how the world can change them, too. Students will see through the eyes of the most influential people throughout history, walk in the shoes of those that have altered the present, and will reach for the stars as they embark on their futures. With so many possibilities ahead, this junior kindergarten class is sure to be an adventure that will not soon forget!