7360 Jackson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19136


science at the bridge way school

In order to best prepare students for learning and careers in the 21st century, The Bridge Way School focuses on process as well as content. In conjunction with the Keystone School, a Pennsylvania-accredited cyber school, we offer “blended learning” in the science curriculum, which is a hybrid of virtual learning and face-to-face interaction with instructors.

Over 50% of higher institutions in the United States employ some form of virtual learning, and leaders in the world of commerce have acknowledged that cyber-based communication has revolutionized the way people conduct business. Research indicates that students who learn in an environment that combines virtual learning with the traditional classroom perform better, on average, than students with access to classroom instruction alone.

The Bridge Way School offers the following science courses

  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Scientific inquiry and reflection on the social implications of the research and practices of science are important processes in each of these courses.

  • Scientific inquiry is marked by curiosity, openness to new ideas, and informed skepticism. This includes
    • the ability to read or listen critically to assertions in the media.
      deciding what evidence is relevant and what is not.
    • distinguishing well-reasoned arguments from unsound ones.
  • Scientific reflection and understanding social implications is emphasized so that students learn to recognize the strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge in order to gain the perspective needed to solve real-world problems. This includes
    • Learning to discern trustworthy sources of information
    • Critiquing their own ideas as well as those of others
    • Understanding the historical origins of modern science
    • Appreciating the multitude of connections between science and other disciplines
    • Comprehending how science and technology support one another and the political, economic, and environmental consequences of scientific and technological progress.