Paula Almonte’s fourth graders at Aquebogue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District have been busy investigating the structure of the earth as part of a science unit.
During their study, the students built authentic models of the planet using various molding materials. The reconstruction project came after they had read and watched videos about the earth and participated in student-led discussions.
“The students were very excited and thoroughly engaged in this project,” said Assistant Principal Gary Karlson. “The tactile nature of the lesson helped them develop a deep and lasting understanding of the structure of the earth.”