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geothermal energy has been around since the dinosaurs walked the earth

Guide to Energy Sources

Grade(s):

3, 4

Third and fourth grade students at the Santa Fe School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Fe, New Mexico created a guide on energy sources and alternative energy. The book was created for younger children and though largely text-based, includes drawings as well.

the mallard is as big as a first grader's leg

A Neighborhood Guide: Mallard and Coopers Hawk

Grade(s):

1

First grade students at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning in Denver, Colorado created this field guide as part of a learning expedition on birds.

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.

the spinning elements are flung into a box

The Well Project: A Drinking Water Report

Grade(s):

5, 6

Fifth and sixth graders from the Shutesbury Elementary School in Shutesbury, Massachusetts prepared this report on the quality of well water within the town as part of a year-long expedition on water resources.

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.

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.

darkling beetles are nocturnal

Field Guide to Insects in Western Massachusetts

Grade(s):

2

Second grade students at the Alice B. Beal Elementary School in Springfield, Massachusetts created a field guide as part of a two-month learning expedition on insects local to their area.

Upon hearing the dastardly news, Jerry's father shook his head

Honor for All: Japanese American Experience

Grade(s):

7

Seventh grade students at the Harmon Middle School in Aurora, Ohio created booklets as part of a case study of Japanese internment within a broader study of World War II.

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