|Fourth Graders at Work|
Since 1999, Carver Center Fourth graders have taken part in a unique project in Hummingbird Haven,
In 2006, fourth graders,applied their knowledge about biodiversity by acting as field ecologists to assess the value of our biodiverse gardens. They looked at the value of Hummingbird Haven from several different points of view and summarized their findings in a powerpoint. To see a sample of their field logs, click here.
|In the spring of 2007 and 2008, students looked at the six strands of life: weather, air, water, plants, animals, and humans and the relationships among them. They recorded observations and thoughts in a field naturalist's journal and summarized their findings in a powerpoint. Here is a sample of a plant and an animal observation page.|
In the fall of 2008, students together with Llano Estacado Master Naturalists and Permian Basin Master Gardeners, did a bioblitz of the courtyard. They measured the biodiversity in the courtyard over a week's period of time. To see what kinds of animals and plants they found click on their data.
In spring 2009, fourth grade students studied solar power and electricity. Their original research projects in the courtyard explored solar PV (converting sun's energy directly to electricity) and solar thermal. Their work helped to site the solar panel that pumps water form the main part of the pond into our bog area. To view a sample report click here or here.
|Spring 2010 was the year of the hummingbird. Fourth graders undertook a cooperative research project with |