Science and Garden classes are in session! Every student in grades K-5 visits the Acorn room twice a week for an hour each time. Learning and behavior expectations are woven into the beginning of our science units the first week.
- Students met as a whole class in front of the SmartBoard and in their table groups.
- Students made their first entries into their science notebooks.
- Students collected data and thought about precision.
It was a productive week!
- Kindergarten began a study of the five senses which they actively used in an exploration of trees and leaves of the Trinity campus.
- Grade 1 investigated the seeds inside blueberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, and other botanically defined fruits. They were then prepared to scour the garden for the seeds of new generations after a summer of finished life cycles.
- Grade 2 remembered adaptations and found the ones animals use in the hot, cold, dry desert.
- Grade 3 is discovering the power of heat. They measured thermal energy in the garden for our Garden Data Project.
- Grade 4 practiced using their iPads for research as they became Ichthyologists, using terminology to describe fish adaptations.
- Grade 5 collected data about the surface of the Earth by random sampling during a game of toss with globe inspired beach balls.
It has been a busy, but fun-filled week of scientific discovery. Here’s to the many weeks to come!