Yes! HES Has a Tower Garden!

We have talked about buying a Tower Garden for quite a while and it is NOW official. Our new Tower Garden (purchased with grant money from the 2018-2019 school year) is installed near Herndon Elementary’s cafeteria for all to see, touch and (hopefully) taste! But I am getting ahead of myself….let me back up a…

HES Young Scholars, 5th Grade (Day 5 – Game day)

The end had come! Day 5. Review time….or Game Day as we decided to call it. Excitement was in the air (so was photosynthesis, transpiration and some pollinators by the way…). We began by playing a pollinator game. We used a relay in which students balanced cheeseballs on spoons in order to review how pollinators…

HES Young Scholars, 5th Grade (Day 4)

On Day 4 we did another dissection….this time the whole flower. We gave each student alstroemarias for the dissection and another random flower for a compare / contrast exercise. How differently did each flower smell? Did the flower parts feel the same? Did they look similar? After the initial analysis, it was time to look…