Science Department

Welcome to the Science Department

The Science Department at Piscataway High School is dedicated to providing learning opportunities that are designed to allow students to develop scientific literacy and problem solving skills through the process of inquiry. Emphasis is placed on the process of science so that students can discover, interpret and apply scientific knowledge.

Hands-on experiences in the laboratory investigations provide opportunities to make observations, formulate and test hypotheses and develop scientific reasoning and inquiry skills as a way to understand and solve problems. Students use technology and work cooperatively in order to develop attitudes and interests towards the goal of becoming lifelong learners in a global environment and productive members of society.

The Department offers a wide range of classes in traditional content areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics and a range of electives in the areas of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Forensics, Organic Chemistry and Research in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics. Biomedical Careers Pathways Program established in partnership with Rutgers University provides opportunities to students interested in pursuing Health Science Careers. 

For departmental inquiries, please contact
Jessica Pritchard ([email protected])
Science Department Chair 
Piscataway High School
100 Behmer Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
732-981-0700 X 2242