Mrs. Marcus’ fourth grade class joined Mrs. Fedas’ AP biology class for a lab about natural selection. The fourth graders were divided into groups of four and each member was given a different method for gathering food (fork, spoon, knife, or his/her fingers). They had to gather food (beans and pasta) using that method in a given amount of time. We graphed the results from four generations. Which animal will best survive? I love working at a PK through 12 school!
Classroom teachers have a variety of positive behavior incentives. One of the rewards a student may choose is to help me feed all of our lab animals- fish, crabs, turtles, frogs, and ducks. We presently have pollywogs and pill bugs in the lab too. This kindergarten scientist and I were caught on film by Mrs. Beach as she arrived at school. I’m not sure who enjoys this time together more.