Our class raises Mason Bees to help with early Spring pollination. In the Fall, we open our Mason Bee "paper straws" to remove and clean the cocoons. They are put in a fridge for the winter, in a special "humidity container".
To complete our exploration on Wind, the Grade 4/5 class went for a whole day field trip to explore a wind farm on a mountain side near Yongdae-Ri, South Korea.
Grades 4/5 are continuing to learn about the different aspects to weather through studying rain! We have so far learnt about how clouds are formed, how much water clouds can hold, the different types of clouds and now we are learning about how to collect and measure rainfall.
Archbishop O'Leary Green Team and the Braided Journeys Program offered a special presentation on Medicinal Plants. Aboriginal Biology Instructor Darrell Langevin was our guest presenter on this topic. He shared his traditional and scientific knowledge of medicinal plants found locally.
The SIS Outdoor/Nature Club finished off our first term with making two fall leaves projects. This project was to make a bowl out of fallen leaves.