On Friday, September 27, we took the 7th graders to the Denver Botanic Gardens as part of the Urban Advantage field trip grant program. Students visited multiple stations, where they were guided by volunteers as they observed differences between different species of plants. The marveled at the beauty of the gardens, rolled down the hill and even found Pikachu near the lily pond. The students were split into 5 groups, and here are some pictures of my group of students on their adventures!
7th grade classes practiced communication and collaboration this week as they worked together to complete two team challenges. In the first one, Save Fred, they could only use paperclips to move things and had to lift a cup and thread a gummy worm through a gummy lifesaver. In the next challenge students constructed a paper tower without glue or tape. They tried to reach the tallest possible height in 6 minutes, which was quite a struggle as it occasionally blew over! Check out some pictures of our challenges!