Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Scientific Adventures in 3rd Grade

Third graders have been studying land forms. They took a trip to Aliomanu and made a list on their way of all the landforms they saw. When they got there, they observed many different landforms in the area. They sat on the retaining wall and learned about why it was built and how it affected the beach. They wrote persuasive essays about why the wall should or should not have been built. They collected specimens from the Anahola and Aliomanu Rivers, finding tadpoles, guppies and mosquito fish. They survived a big rainfall and enjoyed the ensuing mud. Finally, they made compass roses in the sand, using beach debris.