• The joy of nature

    Students enjoy playing on natural features in their playground.

  • What we grow by .

    I grew this! Students in school gardens grow their confidence, scientific knowledge and math skills. They feed their understanding of nutrition, too.

  • natural whistles by .

    Students practice their leaf calls by blowing air across a blade of grass held between their thumbs.

  • painting storm drains

    Students paint storm drains to remind people that pollution and trash can flow directly into the harbor.

  • STEM in Gardens by .

    Mapping a garden combines geography, botany, spelling, math and art.

  • Living classrooms2 by .

    Turning algae into I'll go, students learn how to derive energy from algae.

  • oyster spat

    Spat on the half shell. A baby oyster (spat) will be grown on an oyster shell in an oyster cage suspended in the Baltimore Harbor. Oysters filter sediment and pollutants from the water.

  • investigations by .

    Gardening gives students a chance to investigate the natural world with awe and intense interest.

  • outdoor classroom by .

    Scott Hartman takes students outside to learn about gardening, nutrition, biology, cooking and math. When he asked one class of students why the chickens were kept in a fenced in enclosure, a student anwered, "Because it did something really bad?"

Can Math=Fun?

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Ever fill a high school cafeteria on a beautiful Saturday morning with 5th graders looking forward to 4 hours of math?  The Ingenuity Project in Baltimore, Maryland did. The genius was to use... READ MORE

The “No” Hypothesis

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 “I don’t think it will work”.  was neatly printed across the answer box, under the word, hypothesis. I looked up from her worksheet, bent my eyebrows into a question mark and punctuated it... READ MORE

Experiment US

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Cool Green Schools runs the Experiment You project to help students study and improve their health and learning. America has been running the Experiment US project since 1776, offering citizens the right to... READ MORE