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she grew up in a family of strong well-educated women

Meet Local Scientists: Radhika Geonka

Grade(s):

5, 6

Fifth and sixth grade students from Shutesbury Elementary School in Shutesbury, Massachusetts created these profiles as a part of a learning expedition on local scientists.

rest was just a waste of time when you could be out enjoying yourself

The Wolf That Would Forgive: The Stubborn Young Bear

Grade(s):

8

Eight grade students at the Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, Massachusetts created a book of fables for an audience of intermediate elementary readers. Each student created an original fable with an animal protagonist.

suddenly they saw what looked like a naked doll

Leaving Traces

Grade(s):

4

Fourth grade students from the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York, created a scientific magazine as part of a learning expedition on Early Man. They modeled the magazine after the National Geographical student magazine, Ranger Rick, and other similar magazines.

Why keep going when you could settle here?

Discovering the Genesee

Grade(s):

3

Third grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York created a natural and cultural field guide as part of a learning expedition on local history.

How far can a tower of blocks hang over the edge of a table before it collapses?

Calculicious: Making Calculus Delicious

Grade(s):

12

Seniors at High Tech High in San Diego, California created this book as a product from a cross-curricular study of art and mathematics. Students created an online forum to critique and discuss their work.

it feels comfortable here and the sky is so beautiful

Trees Are Trees

Grade(s):

K

Kindergarten students at The College School in St. Louis, Missouri created a book of poetry, letters and artwork. Each poem about trees is accompanied by a colorful drawing. Students spent considerable time outdoors making observations, drawing, writing and exploring.

the people most affected by the pollution were the factory workers

Chemistry and Conflict: Carbon

Grade(s):

10

Tenth grade students at High Tech High in San Diego, California created this book as the final product from a cross-disciplinary project combining chemistry and history.

these waters are not dead by any means

Perspectives of San Diego Bay

Grade(s):

9, 10, 11, 12

Forty high school students from the Gary and Jerri-Ann High Tech High in San Diego, California worked with an interdisciplinary team of teachers to create a field guide to the bay.

we need a reason to stay!

Revitalize Rochester

Grade(s):

6

Sixth grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York created a report/position paper arguing for the reconsideration of an unsuccessful bond issue to revitalize downtown Rochester by restoring water to the dry Erie Canal waterway.

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