Young scientists at Sierra Vista Elementary worked on experiments to determine what methods were best for growing plants during a six-week investigation.
Belinda Laumbach’s class is an unusual combination of kindergarten and first-grade students who worked together on the project.
“One of the benchmarks for the New Mexico standards is that they learn the scientific process, and I figured at this grade level if I didn’t actually have them do it, they wouldn’t learn how to develop the steps leading to scientific discovery,” Laumbach said.
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