Science

The science curriculum at Rochester Central Lutheran School provides a framework through which to study God’s created world and the natural laws God created for His people. Understanding the systematic nature of the world assists students in discovering new ways to use technology and nature to improve and protect the world today and in the years ahead. These insights and behaviors then serve to glorify God, the Creator of all.

We believe that all students can and should be scientifically literate. Scientific literacy enables people to use scientific principles and processes to make personal decisions and to participate in discussions of scientific issues that affect all of society.

The science curriculum includes:

  • Problem solving and self discipline
  • Communicating
  • Use of technology
  • Collaborative working in teams
  • Making connections across curriculum
  • Active participation in science experiences and hands-on laboratory activities
  • Use of scientific principal and engineering design


The science studies in Preschool through Grade 6 include life science, earth science and physical science units. The seventh grade and eighth grade curriculums concentrate on life science and earth science, respectively. The middle school classes meet in the school’s science lab while the remaining classrooms enjoy access to extensive technology and supplies for hands-on learning. RCLS conducts an annual middle school science fair to provide for the development and expression of the scientific process.

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”

Romans 11:33