The Liberty Christian Science Department stimulates student interest in science by educating and challenging students to think creatively, logically, and analytically within the scientific disciplines that creates a solid foundation for the next level of education.
As part of the Middle School science curriculum, students participate in the Liberty Science Fair each January. Ribbon winners in each category advance to the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February, and those winners qualify for the Texas Science and Engineering Fair in April. The experience of designing an experiment and being able to present it to others both visually in the display board and verbally through interviews is a valuable part of their science training.
Seniors at Liberty have the opportunity to enroll in the Applied Engineering class. These students, in addition to interested underclassmen, design, build, and race a solar-powered car every summer as part of the Solar Car Challenge. This team experience leads to many different roads for our students.
In addition to the curriculum taught in the science classrooms, the Science Department utilizes extracurricular contests to take students’ science learning to the next level. These events include the following:
Middle School and Upper School Science Bowl: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science. Middle and Upper School students are quizzed in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. Competing teams of diverse backgrounds include four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. Liberty participates at the Regional Science Bowl at Texas A&M University.
Middle and Upper School Science Olympiad: The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events that students prepare for during the year. The competitions follow the format of popular board games, TV shows, and athletic games. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science and engineering disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of facts, concepts, processes, skills, and science applications.