At Shore Road School, students often don the hats of different scientists to tackle a range of environmentally-friendly goals during their regular science lab activities.
On March 17, Shining Star Leaders in fifth grade played the role of ecologists in Natural Resources Rescue, a fictional organization that is trying to restore a section of the rainforest. In order to begin thinking about the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem, students created terrariums to serve as model ecosystems. They will continue to make careful observations about their terrariums as the unit continues.
Recently, they have also taken the role of water resource engineers investigating why a fictional community is prone to water shortages while neighboring communities are not. In teams, students designed freshwater collection systems as a possible solution to the problem. They have also acted as food scientists to learn about the particulate nature of matter by identifying a potentially hazardous food dye in a mixture.
Date Added: 3/21/2023