Science and Sustainability Teacher
The School’s benchmarks (performance goals that represent the students’ understandings) are grouped at all grade levels into the following: Life Science; Physical Science; Earth Science; Investigation and Experimentation. The investigation of a specific continent at each grade level will shape aspects of the curriculum, as will current events, the children’s interests, and an ongoing commitment to Gillispie’s belief in promoting sustainability.
“The goal of science program at Gillispie is to develop understanding of the connections between scientific knowledge and its application in everyday life.”
Every student also benefits from the gardening, composting, and ‘Makerspace’ elements of our program. Gillispie’s Science Bungalow, a historic 1905 beach bungalow, is surrounded by extensive gardens and outside areas for a variety of science pursuits, as well as a Makerspace dedicated to designing and building things using traditional and new materials and technologies. Our Makerspace is currently outfitted with a 3D printer, 3D scanners, vacuum forming press, sewing/embroidery machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, soldering station and an array of hand tools.