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“The corn adds a bit of sweetness to the salsa.”

The kindergartner entomologists searched in the garden for creatures. Students found a range of animals – from insects to non-insects. They searched under logs, in plants, and in the soil for an living thing. After collecting, students┬ácategorized their discoveries as … 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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“It’s like a real Italian restaurant!”

This week, one lucky fourth grade class embarked on a cooking adventure. To reinforce their knowledge of decomposers, students used members of the FBI (fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates) to create food. Students measured, stirred, and kneaded pizza dough, adding the … Continue reading

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“If you haven’t tasted nectar, you haven’t lived!”

The second graders continued their study of flowers and pollination with a flower dissection. They carefully examined flowers from the flannel bush tree and searching for the stamen, pistil, anther, petal, and ovary. Students took it upon themselves to pollinate … Continue reading

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“Habitat team – LET’S GO!”

The kindergartners hunted* for different habitats in the garden. The self-created Habitat Team, as well as all of their classmates, explored the garden and searching for evidence of creatures and the areas in which they live. Students then recorded their … Continue reading

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