Rotting Away

COLLECTION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Rotting Away Students will review the tree life cycle and then extend their understanding to the rotting of the logs. Students will learn about the different decomposers (fungus, bacteria, invertebrates) then search for evidence of them in the garden. Concepts: Tree Life Cycle | Fungi | Decomposition Essential Questions How … Read more

Creating a Sun Map of the Garden

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Creating a Map of the Garden Students will use their school garden to chart and create sun maps. Time 1 Day Setting Inside and Outside Collection Group SHADOW STICKS   Standards S2E2a. Students will investigate the position of the sun in relation to a fixed object on earth at various … Read more

Making Shadow Sticks

EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Making Shadow Sticks Students will determine how the shadows change through the day by making a shadow stick or using a sundial. Time 1 Day Setting Inside and Outside Collection Group SHADOW STICKS   Standards S2E2a. Students will investigate the position of the sun in relation to a fixed object … Read more

Shadow Sticks

COLLECTION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Shadow Sticks Students will explore how to use the movement of the sun to tell time and direction without a clock or a compass and extend this understanding by making a shadow stick / sun dial. Students can further create a sun map of the schoolyard garden to determine how … Read more