William F. Prisk Elementary School


The Prisk K-5 Science Lab

By David Macander Science Lab Teacher


Many students hold the misconception that science is just a list of facts to be memorized.  While this is an important aspect of science, it is my job to awaken them to the second component: discovery.  Science is about asking questions, predicting outcomes, and testing theories in an effort to build their ever-changing body of knowledge.  In this way, the process becomes equal in value to the end result.

Through participation in the Prisk science lab, I want all students to walk away with a thorough understanding of what science is really about.  If they leave with nothing else, it is my hope that all students will learn this one thing: Anyone can be a scientist, and kids can, too!




Mr. Macander in the Science lab

Mr. Macander in the Science lab