Last Thursday was Science Day at our school during which students went from “station” to “station” spread across campus for science-based lessons. For example, San Diego Country Office of Education brought their traveling Splash Lab (microscopes and chemistry experiments) and Green Machine (soils, integrated pest management, water cycle) programs.
Almost every student passed through the garden for a 30-minute class. In the morning, we had the younger classes combined by grade so I divided the children into groups with an adult (teacher, parent, and/or aid) and explained that they would go to 5 different stations for 5 minutes each. Each station was set up with a clipboard of simple instructions and the necessary equipment. I went from group to group to answer questions, point things out and re-set materials.
Station One: Planting Peas
Station Two: Watering peas
Other classes had already planted peas in other beds. At this station kids observed their growth and watered.
Station Three: Storytime
Station Four: Smelling herbs
Station Five: Looking for habitat elements
Mrs. White demonstrating how our beautiful fountain turns on when she holds the panel to the sun. A wonderful day for hands-on learning!
Looks like so much fun and lots of interactive learning. Thank for for all your hard work!
Thank you for always cheering us on! (And lending your expertise too!)
This is great. Thanks for posting this.
I’m glad! I will next be posting the activity I did for Science Day with the upper grade kids….
You rock, chica!!!
Gee, thanks. 🙂