An Exciting Earth Exploration at Northeast

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From below the ground to the sky above, pre-K students at Northeast Elementary School learned all they could about earth.

During a week’s work of activities leading up to Earth Day, children in Lisa Carey’s class acquired new knowledge about the planet they call home through a variety of hands-on activities, such as when they explored a large box filled with dirt, grass, roots and worms. They performed a science experiment to learn how rain falls from the clouds and built a birdhouse that will be filled with seed and hung in the school’s garden.

Each child made his her own Chia pet by filling a cup with dirt, adding grass seed and drawing a face on the cup. Ms. Carey said once the grass grows, the children would be encouraged to take it home and plant it. As a culminating activity, children made edible cups of dirt from chocolate pudding, crushed graham crackers and gummy worms.