6th Grade students learn about aquatic communities during their annual field trip to Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve. After collecting macro-invertebrates in the lake and in the stream, students get an up close look on the 'Bug TV' so that they can identify what they found and learn about the health of the water that supports these little life forms. (March, 2017)
Students in the 6th grade are shown here (October, 2017) experimenting with soil brought from home. Our school community is fairly geographically diverse, so soils are quite different. Students plant seeds to compare soils as well as conduct soil analysis to measure pH, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as we study the importance of soil and soil conservation.
Students also conduct soil tests to measure the amount of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium in their soil. (Oct. 2017)
6th Grade Students also study the importance of soil conservation and methods of protecting this precious resource.(Oct, 2017)
Students shown are creating soil conservation T-shirts that could be used to educate others on the importance of soil (Oct, 2017)