King studnets

First-grade students at King Elementary School were busy this week at their Science Gallery walk. The young scientist applied their understanding of plant and animal defense structures to explain how an animal can defend themselves from predators.

Students first made a series of models to explain animal and plant defenses. They used a ball of clay, a comb, and a variety of materials to model how animals and plants might use their structures to defend themselves. Once completed, they walked around the classroom observing the models made by their classmates. They were challenged to observe and then suggest to their classmate a possible improvement that could be made to their model. Each student explained their defense to Mrs. Stecher before the final challenge of making a change to their defenses. 

Students enjoyed working together in a collaborative environment in scenarios that encouraged them to be curious and excited.