From weather to wildlife, Woodland students engaged in scientific demonstrations and learning experiences surrounding the theme, "What a Wonderful World" throughout their STREAM Day on Friday, May 13. Throughout their stations, students learned interesting facts about sharks, bees and they even had an up-close encounter with butterflies.
“It was an amazing day of fun and learning,” said Woodland 3rd grade teacher Kristi Presley, who also helped set up the day. “The presentations were all so interesting and engaging, and the excitement and wonder on the students' faces tell me that we made a great memory for them today.”
Additionally, students observed scientific experiments that helped them learn more about chemical reactions. Students also learned about engineering from the Science Hill Robotics Team and an engineer of guitars. The Johnson City Police Department even stopped by with their K-9 unit.
“Today was a lot of fun,” Woodland 3rd-grade Annabel Tan said. “There were a lot of different, fun activities that we were able to do throughout the day. We got to do a lot of things that we normally don’t get to do during the school day.”
During the week before STREAM Day, students learned about the art of Nature Sculptor by Andy Goldsworthy. With the help of Woodland's art teacher, Jennifer Burgess, students created their temporary sculptures by using nature items. The sculptures were photographed and displayed in the cafeteria during lunch. During lunch, students also enjoyed live music that was provided by Laura and Colin Hyden.
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