Scientific knowledge has grown so quickly in the last century that no single individual can be in command of all of the facts of even a single scientific discipline. At the same time, citizens must be able to make sense of science to be able to make informed decisions concerning technology, environmental concerns and medical questions. The goal of the sciences at Berkshire is to teach students how to think logically, to design experiments and interpret the results of those experiments, to develop research skills and to find patterns underlying collections of facts.
Students learn how to use an array of instruments (both in and out of the labratory), to collect and analyze data and to present their results in professional scientific formats. Upper-level courses include further exploration in biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science as well as electives, including Sustainability, Astronomy and Aviation Science.
|FAST FACT Berkshire students use 3D printers to create and build three-dimensional objects, such as Advanced Geometry's working suspension bridge.|