Summer SAVY Session 4, Day 5, Operation Save the Beach
Day 5: This morning we reviewed all that we’ve learned this week. The Dunesville council collaborated on a list of what the camp plans must include. Students sketched a draft map independently. Then, they collaborated with their team and found ways to combine ideas. I am so impressed with how cooperative and collaborative the teams were. They were kind and respected each other’s ideas. This class has shown kindness and respect all week. Today those traits were especially helpful as they completed the final project.
Each team developed a map (pictured below) with an overview of the camp and the erosion prevention measures they proposed. They presented their proposal to the other groups. Students asked questions before voting. Finally, the council reconvened to determine which proposal is the best solution. Students voted by secret ballot. Sand Dune Camp was selected by the Dunesville Council. Each group did excellent work and included all of the necessary components in their plans.
This afternoon we finished up our rock experiment by completing the final observations. Students tested the chalk soaked in vinegar (chemical weathering). Your child can share the surprising results of that experiment! Now that your child is an expert on weathering and erosion, I challenged them to observe it in the real world. If erosion ever becomes a problem on your property, perhaps they can help solve the problem. It would also be beneficial to have discussions about the impact of wind, rain, and flowing water on rocks and sand as you travel or explore the area around your home. I hope your little scientists stay curious and keep asking questions that inspire learning!