First discovery lab kicks off at Prairie Mountain


This year Prairie Mountain held the first 2/3 Discovery lab for their second and third graders. Thanks to many parent volunteers, students were able to make their way around the lab, learning about magnets, wind vanes, thermometers and the like. Many stations involved making and taking items such as the “pond in a tube” which involves students creating their own ecosystem with elodea, pond water and daphnia. They also make a wind vane, a straw trombone and a balancing man to take home and share with family at home. This activity is a nice departure from the normal science classroom, and the excitement and smiles on the children’s faces is proof it was successful! This lab will be making its way around all of the elementary schools this spring.

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