Science in Action
Our science goal for Blissfield Elementary School students was to improve their knowledge of the scientific process, including the ability to perform a scientific investigation and communicate these findings. Students have improved their knowledge of the scientific process, as teachers have become more effective in facilitating science investigations and utilizing scientific process skills. Students are more effective in communicating their findings after doing investigations.
Observing - Natural Habitats
The BELL has various biomes within where students are able to observe animals in a more natural habitat. The pond stream is found with in a tropical rainforest biome. The pond/stream has fish from four different continents.
The "Incredible Invertebrate Zoo" houses Madagascar hissing cockroaches, African black millipedes and rose hair tarantulas for student observation and handling.
The 1500 gallon saltwater touch tank is home for many invertebrates and fish for student observation.
Ms. LaJiness, Blissfield Elementary Art Teacher, integrates use of the B.E.L.L. and science benchmarks into the art curriculum by working closely with classroom teachers, B.E.L.L. aides and students. For examples of lessons go to the Cross Curriculum page.