There were five stations, each demonstrating different properties about light. The first station, magnifying glasses, included magnifying glasses which the students used to observe different properties of the provided objects. They would write the properties down on their light exploration sheet in their ISN. The second station, microscopes, had them look into microscopes at slides of varying objects, including bee compound eyes, dragonfly wings, etc. They wrote down their three favorite objects and described what was interesting about the objects. In the third station, glass objects, students were given three different glass shapes and looked through them. They described what looked different when they looked through them. The fourth station, Newton's Color Wheel, had students spin the wheel, which blended all the colors in the rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) together which created white light. In the fifth station, the students used their iPads to scan 3 different QR codes which each brought them to different websites. The first two websites had information about the properties of light, and the third on had a quiz on light. Ford quoted, "I learned a lot from the stations, like from the fifth station, I learned Newton actually named most of the colors".
I hope you enjoy learning how the garden changes throughout the school year.