Friday, May 7, 2010
8th Grade TAG students attend Lakeside Lab Event
Three G-T TAG students joined 80 other talented and gifted students from around the area at the Lakeside Lab on West Okoboji for a day of science exploration. Students identified archaeological dig finds as to the period and possible use of the finds as well as attempting to fashion a stone piece into a tool. The eight layers of an aquifer were constructed as a snack demonstrating how water flows through the layers. Another session found the students being chemists in the water quality lab. Various water samples were tested using laboratory equipment and then compared for purity. The birding and wildlife management session included capturing a bird, finding the birds' ear, listening to a bird's heatbeat, seeing muscle and bone through the transparent skin of a bird, as well as identifying males and females including coloring and feather purposes. The day concluded with a DNR officer telling about her job encompassing seasonal changes. It was an excellent day of learning and explorations.