Lower elementary students are eager to learn about where they fit into society and the global community. Students study cultures throughout time and across the globe through the lens of the fundamental needs of man. Students imagination grows immensely at this age, inspiring them to learn about subjects ranging from microscopic creatures to the analysis of distances between stars. In science, Students research, classify, observe and conduct experiments in science. Math operations build number sense as well as the understanding of process, and accuracy in computation. Language materials help students to see the importance of structure to create meaning. Materials across the curriculum foster the optimum development of reading and writing skills.
Lower elementary students use self-correcting, hands on materials to discover and learn concepts. These science based materials introduce complex and abstract concepts concretely. Ultimately children build from concrete experiences and move to an abstract awareness of concepts.