Posts by Mireya Valencia

Sweet Potato Harvest at Lassen

It was time to harvest our bed of sweet potatoes! Pre-K had a blast pulling the sweet potatoes out from the soil. They were shocked at how big some of them were! We learned about some of the health benefits of sweet potatoes- they are packed with fiber and antioxidants. The students and teachers were…

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Digging Deeper at Arroyo Seco

The Third Graders had been learning about worms in their Science class, so we dug a little deeper in the garden today. We began by learning about the anatomy of earthworms, and some fun facts about them. We then put some worms out on a damp newspaper and looked at them closely with a magnifying…

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Interconnectedness at Arroyo Seco

The semester is off to a great start at Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet! This week, the 4th graders modeled a food web using yarn. Each student was assigned a different plant or animal. We discussed the interconnectedness of all species, and how energy is passed along a food chain. While we haven’t been able…

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Mayflower Elementary gets buzzing!

This batch of gardeners at Mayflower Elementary are the first-ever students to enjoy the garden! They have been busy planting seeds and seedlings (while learning about the differences between them!) and making their mark on the garden. This week, the Kindergarteners learned about the Butterfly Life Cycle. We read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and made…

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