John Young Middle School

Mishawaka, IN

Grades 6-8, Science
Partner(s): Courtney Bulger, Diana Greenwood
Innovation Grant
2006, Fall

About this Grantee

To engage students and meet the needs of diverse learning styles, Mr. Roberson, Ms. Bulger, and Ms. Greenwood create an interdisciplinary, outdoor learning lab. In preparation for the project, students research regional weather patterns, past land use, local Native American culture and food use, conservation policy, and prairie restoration. Students measure and calculate plant growth rates and flower numbers, compute the area of the garden, and determine cost savings for reduced maintenance of the land. Students also prepare the soil, plant native trees, and care for plants.

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