Fernwood Elementary explores Trincomali Channel

September 6 2016
Explore Trincomali Channel as the starting point for a year long investigation into the shore, intertidal, and sub-tidal zones. Grade 5 students will be using ipads, drones, cameras, and an ROV to document their learning and aid in researching questions they develop about the ocean. Read background
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September 6 2016

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Expedition Background

We are a small Elementary School with big dreams! We are passionate about discovering the area around us and developing strong questions to build a better understanding. The grade 5 class has explored major themes like our local nearby lake, creek, gardens and even chickens. This year the students will be diving into an ocean theme where they will develop and explore questions to learn about sea life, salinity, and much more. We are walking distance from an incredible underwater shelf full of anemones, cucumbers, seaweeds, and more. We are also walking distance from a lake which will provide great comparisons between salt water environments and freshwater environments.

As a teacher it is my job to give students incredible opportunities to get excited about their learning. My objective with an ROV is to allow kids to go beyond the shoreline, get excited about the ocean, and help them develop their inquiry questions which will integrate into all the different subject areas. As the teams explore their inquiry they will use the ROV to help answer their questions and share their learning with other people in the school and the community.

Check back to see where the exploration takes us!

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amcphee 1 comment

Sounds great! Excited to see where the adventure goes!