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Food Webs and Tree Rings with Fullerton!

Published December 3rd, 2018 in Education-AmeriCorps

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 humans! We also had a chance to practice our drawing and puzzle solving skills in a guessing game focused on parts of our environment.

Last week, Mrs. Cunningham’s class explored dendrochronology, the study of tree aging. They used their acting skills to learn the parts of a living tree, and practiced their observation techniques while examining/aging tree slices. Thanks to DCPARC for allowing us to use their impressive tree slices for our exploration!