GEMS Students Enjoy Up-Close Look at Animal Habitats…and a Snake!

Target 4. Engaged Community Partners – FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.

Action Step – Engage community partners in a focused collaborative inquiry process.

Indicator of Success – Students are engaged with local resources and create community learning “labs” based on projects.

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Students at the Georgia Elementary School have been focusing on the interdependent relationships of plants and animals. They have been comparing the diversity of life in different habitats.

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Children have been observing worms, slugs, snakes, and various plants throughout their studies. The goal was to compare similarities and differences among each animal or plant group.  

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As part of students’ explorations, local Georgia resident Christine Orellana was invited to STEM Lightbulb Lab to share her vast experience, knowledge, and understanding of her pet Ball python “Sylvan”.

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Christine was able to capture each student and teachers’ attention and answered a variety of questions throughout the day.

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She met with six different classrooms and every group continues to inquire about when Christine and Sylvan might return – their visit was very popular with the students and staff!

Ms. Stevenson

GEMS is proud and thankful for such a valued member of our community. Students were able to make connections to further their learning! 

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