Science is taught in the classroom by grade-area teachers and also by a resource teacher with a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Our lab is fully-equipped with such items as electron microscopes and many hands-on science kits. A division science specialist designs additional science kits for regular education teachers to use to enhance the science curriculum in their classrooms.
Many of our curriculum units are science related, and are thus reinforced by library, technology, art, music, and movement education teachers as well as the science specialist and classroom instructors. In addition, students outside of T. C. Miller may attend a "Saturday Science" program that is held in our lab during part of the year.
Groups of children are targeted for enrichment opportunities during the school day. We sponsor First Lego Robotic teams with our Mindstorm kits. Parents volunteer to work with our science teacher and Lego teams which then go on to competitions. Select members of each homeroom serve as Energy Busters. They patrol the school and by targeting energy efficient practices promote conservation of our energy services. We offer an Environmental Science Program through a partnership with Camp Kum-Ba-Yah. Students in grades 3-5 particpate in immersion activites that promote earth-conscious citizens. Fifth-grade students are trained to be Earth Rangers. Our Earth Ranger Program is one of two programs offered in the United State to teach students the valuable life skill of conservation and protecting the Earth. The Science Department also joins forces with Citizens for a Cleaner Lynchburg Organization to promote recycling in our school.