Once back at the Hunnewell Building Visitor Center, teachers discovered examples of various earth materials that can be used to reproduce landforms and create models of the rock cycle that show weathering, erosion, and deposition. From these experiences, teachers were challenged to help their students devise their own experiments illustrating the interactions between weather, human activity, and geology. Using children’s picture books and other texts, organizers shared useful strategies for teachers of all grades to integrate science, engineering, math, and literacy skills in ways that enhance student understanding of earth science and its applications. The next Exploring the Arboretum for Educators event will held on January 9, 2016.
– Ana Maria Caballero