Sixth-graders had the chance to spend the entire day outside at Nancy Creek in Chastain Park on Wednesday. The grade rotated through four sections led by their teachers, each with a project relating to the creek and tying in to their current studies in each subject.
The language arts assignment was to write a story from the perspective of an inanimate object near the creek. For history, students designed civilizations, considering how geography relating to water affects development.
The science lesson looked at the health of the water based on the insect life living in it, and in math, students calculated the speed of water currents by racing rubber duckies in the creek. It was a day of (literally) immersive learning!