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!