Great news - April 2, 2020
This year we were lucky enough to receive funding from Parent Council (thank-you!) to purchase 4 Tower Gardens! Each garden was to be housed in a classroom to allow every grade to experience the growing plants. This is especially possible because the towers are on wheels, so we envisioned moving them from class to class as they were needed.
Before spring break, we started all of our plants from seed and some students had a chance to see the seedlings begin to grow. Teachers moved the 2 inch seedlings into the towers. The water and lights run on timers, so the towers are pretty self-sufficient which is good, since we’re not there!
As you can see from the pictures, the plants are doing great! Beans seem to be the quickest growing, followed by squash. However, everything seems to be growing (lettuce, arugula, kale, basil, peppers, chard, and beans). If you want to follow their growth, check out our Nickle twitter account (@NickleCBE). Thanks for your support!
Brydie Fee, Science Learning Leader
In Science, students explore and investigate big questions related to the world around them. When students learn through the lens of science, they move beyond factual recall and develop the science-related attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to solve problems and make decisions. Students become lifelong learners through maintaining their sense of wonder about the world around them.
They explore, investigate and find out how things work in order to answer questions and satisfy their curiosities. Learning about science provides a framework for students to deepen their understanding and interpret the world around them. At each grade level, students explore topics related to: change; energy; matter; systems; interactions/relationships; forces; and diversity.