Woolwine Elementary School’s fifth grade students conducted a science exploration project for the weathering/erosion process as part of their science curriculum that went beyond the classroom walls.
Students were asked to locate an erosion area on school grounds and work with team members to gather data and devise a plan to fix the problem area. Both fifth grade classes then worked in teams to put their plans into action under the guidance of their teacher and the school resource officer.
Grass is now growing in that area of the school grounds. The students are very proud of all their hard work and are excited for community members to enjoy strolling past that improved area.
After completion of the project, two students were chosen to represent the fifth grade class at the Southwestern Piedmont Elementary Science/STEM Showcase that was held on Saturday, April 30, at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
During this event, Missy Hazard and Pedro Ortega displayed a PowerPoint presentation they created along with a display board and explained their project to fellow educators from across the school divisions of Henry County, Franklin County, Patrick County, Pittsylvania County and Martinsville.