New this year, the Academy has a dedicated space and teacher for pre-K through 4th-grade science. Dr. Dieck has worked at AHN for 13 years and was most recently the Middle School Curriculum Specialist and Instructional Coach. Now she’s back in the classroom teaching lower school science! Our 3rd-grade students conducted an investigation on magnetic force using magnets and paper clips. First-grade scientists have been busy describing the properties of various materials-pointy, soft, flat, hard-and discussing similarities and differences, while Pre-K students are learning about trees and the parts of a tree. They even went on a walk around campus to make observations. Dr. Dieck sure makes science fun!