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The science program addresses dimensions of learning that are appropriate for the age, development and level of intellectual curiosity of Pingry’s Lower School learners.
Dimensions include key disciplinary ideas from multiple domains of science: Life Science, Physical Science, Engineering Design, and Earth/Space Science. Interdisciplinary concepts that bridge multiple disciplines allow children to make deep connections. Practices and habits of mind require children to do, act, question, and problem-solve like scientists and engineers. These scientific practices reinforce and support the development of accurate scientific ideas and concepts. Students at Pingry Lower School gain knowledge through scientific practice with a wide variety of engaging activities, some of which include: integrative STEAM emphasis, interdisciplinary research, authentic hands-on experiences, global perspective, collaborative problem-solving, and design challenges. The science program is enriched with an assortment of available physical, digital artifacts and tools. The learning environment takes place in Pingry’s collaborative spaces and in three age-specific science labs.