IMPACT Highlights

Updated 12/15/2016

Lower Elementary

    • Owl study

    • Ecosystem unit - made eco-systems out of liter bottles (w/ actual plants, snails, etc.)

    • Leaf study - identifying trees by leaves and I-pads

    • Solar unit - made solar ovens

    • Nature scavenger hunts

    • Journaling

Upper Elementary

    • Observing and logging the effects of rain and flooding on various areas of our campus

    • Making Native American dwellings

    • Making animal footprints

    • Bug Detectives

    • Mapping the creek area

    • Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt (finding examples of inclined planes, levers, pulleys, etc. outside)

    • Nature journaling

    • Exploring the creek

    • Nature hikes/Kindergarten activities with Kindergarten Buddies

Middle School

    • English-looking for and drawing different parts of speech we find in nature

    • History-identified and sketched physical features and landforms found around the school

    • Identifying & sketching human & natural systems found around school

    • Science - modeling the vast distances of space (finding scale distance from Earth to the Sun in the parking lot)

    • Balloon Rockets (form a hypothesis and then run experiments to see which type of balloon flies faster and farther)

    • Students made sundials

High School

    • Nature sketches and reflections - the students turn a "scribble/line" into a nature sketch and then write about it

    • Film Canister Rocket – Students mixed cornstarch, water, and Alka-Seltzer together in a film canister and made it explode!

    • Leaf Study with Coach Rogers

    • Color Scavenger Hunt

    • German scavenger Hunt with Mr. Vandegriff’s German class

    • Creation Scavenger Hunt with Mr. Ange's Biology class