Tahoe Lake Elementary is a hands-on science school, and we are so excited to be able to add garden-based learning to our curriculum with our new greenhouse in our remodeled school. The experiences and learning children will have in the greenhouse will complement all aspects of STEAM Learning-
Science-- Students will learn all about the growth cycle, seasons, climate, native and non-native species, and nutrition.
Technology-- Students will gather data regarding growth in the greenhouse to graph and make predictions with technology.
Engineering-- Plant support and structures for growing.
Art-- The plants will provide real-life subjects for sketching and color study.
Math-- Students will gather data regarding plant growth, make predictions, learn about measurement and graphing.
At Tahoe Lake, we are constantly striving to provide meaningful connections between learning and life, and the greenhouse is going to give us many more natural opportunities to do so. Understanding how plants grow and having the opportunity to care for them from seed to full growth will be an incredible learning experience for our students that is directly in line with our hands-on science focus in connection with our amazing local environment.