During a spring expedition, first and second-grade students learned about the symbiotic relationships between plants and animals. Students were challenged with the task of writing a five-paragraph essay about one part of a dairy cow's anatomy.
Conducting experimental work and writing lab reports are the foundation of every science class because they cultivate a student’s ability to think like a scientist, which is fundamental in understanding the processes and concepts that underlie all science disciplines.
This lab report explores stoichiometry (a mathematical tool chemists use to analyze chemical reactions). Prior to this lab students needed to understand balancing chemical equations, mole ratios, gram to mole conversions, theoretical yield analysis.
A learning expedition about insects included the creation of a field guide to local insects; care of and safe experimentation with a variety of insects in the classroom; the creation of insect greeting cards; and work with a number of outside experts, including an entomologist who worked with the