Teachers travel on the Magical School Bus to the zoo

Teachers travel on the Magical School Bus to the zoo

A loaded school bus of Title One teachers and STEM Science Support members headed to the Brevard Zoo’s Open House recently. The event had many displays from local and state science-related agencies. Teachers learned about the many field trip and educational opportunities available to them. They were also able to collect items for their classrooms and many won items in the free drawings! Pictured getting on the bus to return are, from left, Jennifer Czajak, Julia Woertz, Omay Frixione-Coto, Ciara Trabal and Erikka Trabal.

F. K. Sweet third graders use the scientific method

F. K. Sweet third graders use the scientific method

Scientist Dr. Susan Sennett from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution assists third grade students at F. K. Sweet Elementary School with a buoyancy experiment during a presentation on the scientific method. Pictured hard at work, from left, are Terry Boles, Armani Richardson, and Sylnia McMillan with Dr. Sennett.

F. K. Sweet kindergartners respond to reading

F. K. Sweet kindergartners respond to reading

Kindergartners in Kristin Griffin’s class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School respond to reading while at the reading center. Both Guinevere Sauveur, left, and Jayden Leddy liked their book choices so much they chose to record the books in their journals.

F. K. Sweet kindergartners explore apples using their senses

F. K. Sweet kindergartners explore apples using their senses

Students in Melanie Francisco’s kndergarten class at F. K. Sweet Elementary School loved exploring apples using all five of their senses. Students observed and recorded how the apples looked, felt, smelled, sounded, and tasted. They graphed their favorite apple and wrapped up the unit by making applesauce. Pictured, Elliot Garder turns the crank as Santino Stevens and others look on in anticipation as to what will happen to the apple.