Last Wednesday we started the Science Wednesday program over at Fir Grove Elementary; as we learn about water chemistry, cycle and forest ecology! Here are some photos of our first lesson and the 5th graders interpretations of what a scientist looks like!
This past Thursday we made spin-wheel floral creations, while learning the parts of the flower! The youth at the Boys & Girls Club loved the activity!
This Fall Science Wednesday at Eastwood Elementary went spectacularly! We enjoyed tons of science activities while, learning about water chemistry, weather and geocaching! The students loved the lessons involving hands-on field work and of course candy! Here are a few photos of the Eastwood 5th graders during their lessons throughout the 6-week program.
The Science Friday students have been working hard on their Climate Stewards project! Check out our blog!
Students are subjected to stereotypes every day. When I ask my students to draw what they think a scientist looks like, I usually see drawings that represent conventional fallacies: scientists are “crazy”, male, nerdy, they wear lab coats, glasses and have untamed hair.
So yesterday when I asked the 5th [...]
Umpqua Watersheds, Inc. organized two field trips to bring 160 4th and 5th grade students from McGovern Elementary to Crater Lake this fall. The students were able to experience the natural wonders of Oregon’s only National Park with hands-on activities and hikes. The students learned about forest and fire ecology, climate change in the national park, geology, and [...]
This past Sunday the UW staff returned from a 6-day journey through Northern California and Southern Oregon with Dr. Ken Carloni’s UCC Field Botany class. The tour consisted of identifying, keying, exploring, swimming, hiking, and learning, and we are so proud of the students and community members for making this the greatest botany tour to date![...]
On June 2nd Umpqua Watersheds traveled to Camp Myrtlewood to teach six presentations about watershed science to McGovern’s ninety 6th graders. The students learned about water chemistry and the water cycle. We explored the complex concepts of the cycle by getting out of our seats and embarking on our very own “Incredible Journey’s” as water molecules. Thank [...]
May 27 marked the end of the pilot “Science Wednesday” program at Eastwood Elementary in Roseburg. The program consisted of a six-week environmental stewardship curriculum co-led by UW’s Katrina Keleher and Eastwood’s Jeff Jackson. The fifteen 5th graders in the program learned about water chemistry, dendrochronology, GPS navigation, and environmental science for two hours after school every Wednesday. [...]
April 10, 2015: Science Friday – GPS Navigation
At today’s Science Friday lesson we learned all about GPS (or Global Positioning Systems)! We learned about satellites, directional differentiation, how to read and input coordinates, & navigation. We ended the lesson with a geocaching activity on McGovern’s campus!
Great job today, scientists!! Remember – next week is [...]