4th grade animal adaptations projects and Proctor Pollinators Project
4th grade animal adaptation projects
The 4th grade is working on learning about animal adaptations in science. For this unit, each 4th grade class is doing a unique project related to what they are chosen to focus on. Mrs. Highgas and Mrs. Maxwell's class are the first to come to CLIC. They chose to create sculptures of animals and plants from different ecosystems. The sculptures must exhibit the adaptations that help the plant or animal survive. Students first learned how to create paper and tape sculptures that were covered with plaster strips. Students then painted their plant or animal highlighting the adaptations. We are now learning how to use LED's, copper tape, and button batteries connected to a switch to light up each adaptation on the scientific sculptures.
Girl Scout Gold Award Project Proctor Pollinator Project, Tuesdays at 3pm
Over the last two weeks, students learned about different pollinators. We were given some honey bee specimens, (including a queen bee) from a local bee keeper to look at under the microscopes. We did pen and ink scientific illustrations of the anatomy of the honey bee. These were companion drawings for the botanical illustrations we did the week before. Michaela taught the children about the many different ways plants entice pollinators by their size, shape, smell, time of bloom, and color. Children did matching games and challenged themselves to pollinator fact trivia while they worked on their drawings. Fellow girl scout, Katherine came last week to get involved in Michaela's Gold Award project.