High School students teach science to first graders

High School Students teaching 1st graderIf you peeked into Mrs. Steele’s Earth Science class this afternoon at Tamarac High School, something a little out of the ordinary was happening. For an entire class period, ninth and tenth grade students taught first graders from Mrs. Huneck’s class about: planets, moon phases, erosion, water and fossils.

During the class, first grade students rotated through hands-on science centers planned and run by the high school students. When developing the science activities, students had to consider their audience.

“The students decided what they wanted to do, and they practiced by presenting to their classmates last week before today’s activity,” said Steele. “It was hard to tell who had more fun – the first-graders or the high school students.”

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