Two Science Labs Offer Hands-on Learning Opportunities

Students in second grade have been experimenting as part of their soil unit. This week, students observed how water moves through three different types of soil – sand, humus, and clay – by placing each soil in a coffee filter and running water through it using a dropper.

Students will use this and other data collected on the three soil types to hypothesize which will be best for growing vegetable plants as they move into their unit on plants. In addition, students observed how worms create their own dirt by feeding them various compost materials.

Exploring science within the labs enriches the curriculum for students and provides