Students in our combined TK/kindergarten class are learning about the properties and uses of wood in science class. Teacher Chloe Gilmore explains what they were doing in our maintenance workshop last Thursday:
“We know that wood is a material—something you can see and touch—that comes from trees. John Murphy and Dick Clark were kind enough to plan a visit to the workshop to help us learn about ‘changing wood.’ We can change wood by sawing, sanding, hammering, and building with it.
“Each child was given four different kinds of wood, three softwoods and one hardwood. We discussed how the grain on the wood suggests how long the tree was alive. The students sanded the pieces down and attach them together using wooden dowels.”
This week they’re learning about how water and wood interact.