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Studying plate tectonics and earthquakes, students are challenged to work as teams to create the tallest building to withstand a large magnitude earthquake simulation. Teams compete in class competitions as well as grade level competitions.
Students in the Rio School District are learning to be researchers, harvesting artifacts, conducting family oral history interviews, and engaging with community leaders about their history.
The Learning Garden is a model example of how a school garden can transform the lives of students and teachers and the environment of their community. The Learning Garden is much more than a garden.
Our goal is to share tools for integrating STEAM framework into all Common Core subjects to engage all students in authentic learning experiences in every classroom.