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 [...]
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 [...]
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.