Design Engineering in Lower School Science

In second, third, and fourth grade science, students follow a design engineering process to research, identify, design, make, and test a solution to real-world problems.  Second graders focus in general on problems people face, third graders think about the interaction between people and animals, and fourth graders contemplate natural disasters.  Their solutions include a Hummingbird DUO circuit board which involves LEDs, motors, and sensors that are set into action through coding.  When combined with craft materials and recyclable items, these solutions really come to life.  
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.