Fifth Grade Programs
Pond Food Webs
Students embark on an exploration of the Ingram Pond ecosystem. Donning hip boots and carrying dip-nets, fifth graders stroll the pond edge collecting organisms such as crayfish, grass shrimp, small fish, and hatchling turtles. Bringing their samples back to the Fish House, students build food chains and webs analyzing the interdependent relationships between organisms.
Students utilize model ponds to obtain information as to the effects of pollution on the pond ecosystem. Students analyze sources of pollution and discuss their prevention.
Blast Off with Engineering
An aeronautical engineering activity where students following the engineering design process to develop, create, and launch bottle rockets to investigate the effects of force and design on distance traveled.