Center Middle School

Kansas City, MO

Grades 6-8, Science
Partner(s): Mauranda Douglas, Tyler Osborn, Sara Wickham
Innovation Grant
2006, Winter

About this Grantee

Ms. Merrill and her partners implement an interdisciplinary unit on watersheds. Students examine topographical maps, write letters to local companies and government agencies, conduct animal field studies and classifications, collect and graph data, and create a sculpture or mural to encourage recycling. Working with the Blue River Watershed Association, students participate in the Greater Metropolitan Student Scholar Lab, rotating through career explorations and implementing projects based on information collected by scientists in the field. Final project results are disseminated through the student website.

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