2nd Grade Science Inquiry

Jane Rothschild 2nd grade inquiry

Jane Rothschild, Primary Teacher

How can we, as citizen scientists, advocate for nature? 

Children chose to produce a large quantity of yard signs  to help people understand the importance of leaving landscapes “messy”  so that insects and other pollinators could  survive the winter.  The project helped us examine how choices humans make about their relationship (e.g. having tidy yards)  to their environment  impact other species. 

Teacher reflection:

Students were very engaged in this project and collaborated to create the message and the design of the signs. The sale of the signs (to family and friends) to raise funds for the Amazon Rainforest, which they had learned was in danger of deforestation, was a source of great excitement and pride, as well.