Kents Hill’s Science program provides students with endless opportunities to grow as problem solvers, critical thinkers, and scientists. Students will be challenged to design products, complete traditional laboratory experiments, give course presentations, develop scientific writing skills, apply course content to real-world questions, and develop opinions regarding scientific ethics.
Featured Course: Astrophysics
This course is all about exploring the universe. Students will learn and apply conceptual physics while learning about what we know so far about space and what modern astrophysicists are curious about and concerned with. We will start by focusing on our solar system and learning about the objects that comprise our immediate surroundings. We will then focus on stars. Students will learn about stellar characteristics and evolution. Our study of the universe will broaden as students learn about an expanding universe in terms of Hubble’s law and red-shifting. The course will wrap up by exploring dark energy, dark matter, and black holes.
Science Department Chair, Science Teacher
Director of Global and Experiential Learning
Environmental Studies Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator