5th Grade Science teachers Riley Parke and Annemarie Newhouse are helping their students at Greenview Middle School engage classroom concepts in new and meaningful ways during remote learning this fall. As part of the current class unit on ecosystems, Mr. Parke and Ms. Newhouse have been taping video mini-lessons at Ms. Newhouse’s family farm! Each video features both teachers interacting with and highlighting various aspects of the farm’s ecosystem, including habitats, food chains, as well as examples of biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors.
Students were given the opportunity to apply classroom learning by conducting lab reports on small ecosystems outside their home. Locations ranged from their backyards to local parks, including the Acacia Reservation in Lyndhurst. Students were excited to report on the various biotic and abiotic examples they found, as well as other interesting discoveries uncovered during their research. Parents and family members also had the opportunity to join in on the scientific fun! Great job by our 5th
graders at Greenview Middle School, and a special thank-you to Mr. Parke and Ms. Newhouse for providing our students engaging learning activities!