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Hands-On Learning

Flowers are blooming vibrantly in Wingate’s Science Garden. On April 21st, Ms. Welch and Ms. Bedell invited their students into the world of gardening to support their science unit on plants. The teachers taught students all about marigolds. Students learned about the plant parts, what plants need to survive, the importance of taking care of plants to ensure their survival, and the history of marigolds. Did you know that marigolds were used first by the Aztecs of Mexico? Students enjoyed identifying Mexico on the map and observing where the Aztecs territory was long ago. This hands-on experience in the garden deepened their understanding of plants and took their learning beyond the classroom. Way to go Wildcats!

Written by: Melissa Ottaway
Posted: May 07, 2014 by Carolyn Leonard

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