Girls in 5th grade got hands-on experience in science and health classes last week thanks to a few Middle School teachers aiming to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
In Colin Doyle and Roy Moffitt’s science classes, the girls spent the second trimester learning about the scientific method and developing experiments based on darkling beetles. After making observations, each group created a question about darkling beetles to explore further. They then designed their own experiments and collected data based on their observations over a week and presented their findings. And to celebrate? A snack of delicious mealworms and crickets!
And after wrapping up a unit on safety last week, Aimee Keough, a certified athletic trainer and Red Cross instructor, led the girls in real-life first-aid techniques. “The girls went through each station, learning and practicing each task. In just one class period, they learned how to control bleeding; splint a wrist, knee, and finger; wrap an ankle; and put on a sling!” said Keough.