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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!