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Final week at Fir Grove= GPS

Published November 26th, 2018

The class put their knowledge to the test with a review scavenger hunt using our GPS units! A little rain did’t stop us from having a good time answering questions and searching for goodies.

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Orienteering at Fir Grove!

Published November 15th, 2018

These students had a grand time learning about compass navigation and testing their skills in the field on campus. They ended the day with a scavenger hunt.

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So much salad!

Published November 8th, 2018

Students at Fremont harvested some tasty veggies and herbs then tried their hand at making some salad dressing. The veggies were fresh and wonderful, but many students felt they may have better luck next time at creating a tasty sauce.

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Huge thanks to Roli Espinosa with the BLM!

Published November 1st, 2018

Huge thanks to Roli Espinosa with the BLM! This wildlife biologist shared his knowledge of skulls, bones and creatures big and small with us. The class got to examine a vole’s skull under the microscope. This was the first time using a microscope for many!

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The Water Cycle

Published October 18th, 2018

I can’t believe that we are already halfway done with Science Wednesday at Fir Grove. Science Wednesday at Fullerton begins next week!

Fir Grove students did a water cycle relay, created rain clouds in a cup, and learned about pollution in the Umpqua River.

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Weather & Climate

Published October 18th, 2018

For week 3 of Science Wednesday, we explored weather and climate.   Climate is what you expect and weather is what you get. We took turns acting as a weather forecaster, ran around outside and created snowstorms in a jar.

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Fremont MS

Published October 18th, 2018

We’ve had a great time at Fremont Middle School. This awesome class is working on expanding their garden and studying water quality. It’s awesome to see middle schoolers excited about topics in natural resources.

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Week 2: Food chains & Food Webs

Published October 18th, 2018

Students played a guessing game to find out what creature they were on the food chain. They then drew their organism and used their drawing for a food web activity. Love the creativity!

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Surface Tension

Published October 18th, 2018

Have you ever tried to float a paper clip? It’s not as easy as it looks! These students were able to master it.

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Be like the water

Published October 18th, 2018

Science Wednesday often includes fun games and moving around! Here we have some fifth graders demonstrating the cohesion and polarity of water.

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