Monthly Archives: March 2015

“My stem has all these little lines inside…”

The fifth graders furthered their understanding of vascular plants with a stem exploration. Students closely examined celery that had sat in food coloring. The students peeled back the layers of plant cells to discover the colored plant xylem. After their … Continue reading

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“The slug is escaping!!!”

The second graders searched for decomposers in the garden. Students lifted rocks, split open dead logs, and dug into the soil on the hunt for organisms breaking things down. Once collected, the students observed the behavior of their creatures and … Continue reading

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“It’s eating the aphid!”

This week, the second graders became entomologists and observed the carnivorous behavior of ladybugs. Students collected aphids from the garden, placed them in a vial with a ladybug, and scientifically illustrated what they witnessed. Many ladybugs chomped on unsuspecting aphids. … Continue reading

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“The sun stole my puddle.”

The kindergartners explored the water cycle in the garden this week! To demonstrate the power of evaporation, each scientist received one vial of water and a piece of chalk. After selecting a prime spot on the ground, students poured their … Continue reading

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