As part of their science program to learn about the effects of their carbon footprint, 3rd grade students at Echo Horizon School last week walked from their school to the Culver City light rail station and boarded the Metro Expo Line for a ride downtown to the California Science Center.
Through a movie at the Science Center, they learned that by 2050 the Arctic Tundra would be completely melted if the world continues to use green gas at the rate that it is now.
One student, Zander, said, “We prevented the Arctic from melting by taking the Metro to the California Science Center today.” And classmate Max added, “I wish I could take Metro everywhere!”
The “hands-on learning” field trip to the Science helped augment the kids’ classroom studies, where as part of their biome unit they are learning the basics of Internet research. Using information they gather, students will work in groups to create podcasts for their particular biome, which will then be shared to educate the community at large.