Five and six year olds love asking questions and are just beginning to understand how and why something happens. This makes them innately qualified as scientists and we give them as many opportunities as possible to learn by doing, touching, and exploring. Among many other activities, the Kindergarteners become expert Roly-poly-ologists, as they observe, draw, and describe the behaviors of our classroom isopods, also known as the ‘Pill-bug’.

During our Level-Up Village unit, “Global Sound Artists,” we partner with the music teacher and connect with and learn from students in another country, as we explore the science of sound and build our own instruments. Every week is a new opportunity to ask and answer questions about the world around us.



Elizabeth Grumbach

Lower School Science


Elizabeth Grumbach

Bowdoin College – B.A.
Columbia University’s Teacher’s College – M.Ed.

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