BUA’s science sequence takes students through biology, chemistry, and then on to University courses. An inquiry-based approach to science allows students at all grade levels to make connections between concepts learned in class and the reality of the world around them. Students are exposed to real-life science through hands-on laboratory work, demonstrations, and discussions that encourage them to become actively involved in their own learning. Students are asked to predict, observe, explore, question, measure, and compare; to test theories and articulate beliefs with their peers and teachers; and to modify their thoughts and draw conclusions based on experience. BUA students may also arrange for research opportunities in University labs in the summer before senior year.