The winter session of Eco-Explorers is just beginning and we have lots planned for our explorers! Although the temperature is dropping and the snow is falling, there is still a lot to explore after school!
K-2nd grade students are learning all about Natural Disasters this winter! They will explore earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes and so much more! Each week they will experiment and create models to learn what causes these disasters. This week, students were challenged to build a structure out of marshmallows and toothpicks that would withstand an earthquake (jello). They also learned about tectonic plates and how these plates can indicate where earthquakes most likely will occur. They peeled an orange and then tried to piece it back together representing the tectonic plates on Earth.
Students in grades 3-5 participating in Eco-Explorers this winter are exploring microscopic worlds! Not only will students learn how to properly use a microscope, but they will learn how to make their own slides and view many natural items. They will investigate what is inside a drop of stream water, discuss the difference between plant and animal cells and even collect their own natural items to view!
We are excited to be starting another session of Eco-Explorers. Stay tuned for updates on their adventures!