Ecole Senator Riley Middle School
On February 26, teacher Cliona Curran’s Grade 6 students hosted the first ever “Marsville” event at École Senator Riley Middle School. Students have been learning about objects in our universe, specifically looking at planets and moons in our solar system. A research project that had students examine the potential for travelers to live on their chosen moon or planet wrapped up with the construction of plastic bio domes. The students then conducted presentations for staff, students and other visitors, including Trustee Laurie Copland. Special thanks to High River Home Hardware and Shawnessy Home Depot for donating supplies, and the High River Times for covering the event!
Red Deer Lake School
Earlier in February, Grade 6 students at Red Deer Lake School wrapped up their Sky Science unit with their own “Marsville” project. Teacher Shelley Van Horne says the students worked in small groups to research a planet or celestial body, answer nine guiding questions, and then develop a presentation about the planet they colonized. Like the students at Senator Riley, RDL students then presented their projects and bio domes to their fellow students.