Fifth Graders Reach for the Stars

The fifth graders have been hard at work studying galaxies far, far away! This week, classes wrapped up a science unit on planetary systems. 

Students were especially excited to learn about recent developments in space when the Perseverance rover safely landed on Mars on February 18. For their culminating project on this unit, students researched and completed a presentation on a planet of their choice which answered specific questions regarding a planet’s size, number of moons, and composition.
“I am especially proud of how the students have been thinking of such creative ways to present their planets,” said Michaela Boller, middle school science teacher and fifth grade dean. “I have learned about Neptune through a comedic skit and about Mars through a colorful and unique mask!”

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