November 9, 2022 | Chloe Ko
Last week, the fourth and fifth graders visited the Meadowlands Environmental Center to discover the salt marsh. Field experiences had students collecting live specimens. Students also practiced microscope skills in observing live plankton. In addition, the students also discussed what helps animals and plants survive as they adapt to their environment. They investigated movement, protection, and feeding simulations that included live animal interaction, tool manipulation and cooperative work.
The purpose of this field trip was to support our current STEAM project “ecosystem”. The goal of the project is to study a specific ecosystem and an animal that lives in that ecosystem. Soon, the students will prepare a presentation that answers the big question “How does my animal survive in its ecosystem?” Families are invited to come and watch the presentation. It will be on Wednesday, November 16 at 9:30 AM. I hope you can join us!