Clairbourn Students Analyzes Soil Texture
Clairbourn Students enjoyed studying the ground beneath their feet and the processes of weathering, erosion and deposition which shape “our” planet. Sixth graders worked in groups to set up quadrats to analyze the texture of the soil, which is an important property that affects soil drainage and fertility. Seventh graders identified adaptations in plants and animals that increase the organisms’ chances of successful survival and reproduction. During a trip to the Clairbourn jungle, students observed seeds, berries, acorns, spider webs, ant hills, colorful flowers attracting pollinators, and bird nests high up in the trees!
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