Science Lab

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

Science is an integral part of the curriculum in our school and as Dr. Tyson has said, science plays a role in producing informed, thinking, and decision making adults. Students develop critical and analytical thinking skills when they learn to study the world around them, ask questions, and support arguments with evidence.

Science at PS 343 learn about a number of topics in science but underlying all those topics are basic skills that include measurement, hypothesis testing (as students progress through the upper grades), the collection of data, analysis of data, and discussion. We believe that students learn best through the use of hands on/mind on activities – every activity has a purpose. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) projects are woven into several areas of the science curriculum at all grade levels and we are incorporating parts of the City Technology curriculum into our program (

If you have any questions about our science program, please call the school and ask for Susan Lopatto or contact me via email at


Susan Lopatto

Science Teacher

"Science literacy is an important part of what it is to be an informed citizen of society."

~ Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Director, Rose Center Planetarium, NYC