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Scientists in training

Ekalaka Elementary students enjoy hands-on learning

 

Mardee Guyer

Corlan Laughery and Roger Beach participate in the Virtual Naturalist in the Schools program at Ekalaka Elementary.

How does the shape of its skull determine what an animal eats? What are the structures and functions of different parts of flowers and seeds?

Third and fourth grade students from Mrs. Guyer's classroom at Ekalaka Elementary have had wonderful, hands-on opportunities to answer these questions and many more in a recent program. Sponsored by the Montana Natural History Center, the purpose of the Virtual Naturalist in the Schools program is to engage and encourage students' innate curiosity about the natural world through exploration and scientific inquiry.

The program is designed to have a ful...



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