The 4/5th grade revel in their annual Egg Drop project. It was an interdisciplinary effort between art and science to design an aesthetically pleasing and physically functional contraption to safely carry their egg pilots to the ground. Very few omelettes were made and the students thoroughly enjoyed their success!
Project Learn School (PLS) has partnered with local educators at Awbury Arboretum to create the new Junior High Ecology Class. The multi-aged class is an integration of science, art and literature taught by PLS’ Science teacher, Liam Gallagher, and Art teacher, Joan Fox. This idea peaked Liam’s interest, because, “This ecology class allows students to explore the patterns and systems that drive the natural world. Nature just happens to be interdisciplinary.” They meet for 2 hours every Monday afternoon.
Donna and Jerry Allender, who helped found PLS 40 years ago are working on a book entitled Ethics for Children Becoming Adolescents.
For the first time last year, PLS offered an ethics course to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, exploring the meaning of ethics and ethical issues through art, literature, movement, group discussions and sharing insights and learning with younger students.
At Project Learn, a small private school in West Mount Airy, students are encouraged to question, to read extensively, to think mathematically, to observe the natural world - andto learn fairly advanced cooking skills at a surprisingly young age. Go to Inquirer article...