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Kindergartners investigated and communicated the effects of varying heat and light on the growth of plants through scientific study. They were tasked with designing a way to teach other students how the sun affects plant growth. Students addressed standards and asked inquiry questions: How does the sun provide heat and light to Earth? How do the following affect living things: weather, temperature, stars, planets, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, wind, water cycle? Students developed empathy as they had to care for plants, noticing some flourished and others died. They embraced the life cycle of a plant and put the dead plants to use, just like what would happen in nature. Students made strong connections between their own personal impact on nature and their responsibility to nature and it was truly amazing to watch. In addition to developing a deeper understanding of the science content, students learned a lot about 21st century skills. Presenting, communicating ideas to others and making sure their information was reliable were skills in which all students were engaged.
The Innovation Center is a comprehensive research and development center. It provides an environment tailored to aspiring student inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.Click to Learn More
Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Illuminating young minds... When you need a place to focus that energy...the new Spark! Discovery Preschool of St. Vrain is a bright idea!