In our unit on Sharing the Planet, Grade 3 have begun to explore eco-systems.
We took a trip to the Biotope at the Nadahama Science Square to look for connections in the cultivated eco-system.
Our students did good science – asking questions, making observations, collecting data, sharing and analyzing information and then coming up with even more questions.
We also made time to visit the Oji Koen zoo and learn about some larger animals who form part of other eco-systems.
Of course, real scientists aren’t able to conduct all their research in structured environments and so we headed out to an estuarine habitat in Minami Uozaki to do further field work…
Back at school, Mr. White helped us set a Wormery / Compost box – a mini ecosystem we will be able to cultivate and document as it thrives in our own classroom.
So far its been a very exciting unit!