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Food Webs and Tree Rings with Fullerton!

Published December 3rd, 2018

Fifth grade students at Fullerton Elementary have had the chance to do some hands on science in their classroom in addition to their Science Wednesday program.

At the beginning of November, students in Mrs. Cunningham’s and Mr. Lofton’s classes learned more about food webs. We talked about how everything in the environment is interconnected, including [...]

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Science Wednesday with Fullerton Elementary

Published November 30th, 2018

This marks week four of working with Fullerton 5th graders at Science Wednesday! Our group of 20 students have been getting hands on and learning about the environment. We have learned about the water cycle and water chemistry, discovered the difference between weather and climate, and discussed the importance of the carbon cycle. We only [...]

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Getting Messy with the BGCUV Garden Club!

Published November 26th, 2018

We have been partnering with the garden club at the Boys and Girls Club to teach lessons that connect the environment to their usual gardening activities. A few weeks ago, students learned about the different components of soil and got to see a soil layer profile. Then they used a mortar and pestle to grind [...]

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Can you knot?

Published November 26th, 2018

Fremont middle schoolers test their knot capability for their fishing unit. ODFW is coming in for the next few weeks to get them ready for a fishing field trip in December! Stay tuned for fish ID and sweet catches. 

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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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