A2 Students Study the Wonder of the Wetlands
Students at A2 Charter School have been learning and examining ecosystems and focusing on the wonders of the wetlands. Using an integrated approach that goes well beyond basic science, students analyzed metaphors that provided comparison for the functions of a wetland, and they studied Native American history and how early inhabitants of the area used the resources in the wetlands to survive.
Employing the scientific method, students experimented to discover how the wetlands filter water. Students also researched animals that live in the wetlands and then studied some of those creatures close-up on a field trip to the Sheboygan Marsh. While they were there they performed an experiment testing the health of the Marsh. As a sidelight they spent a day learning to navigate the wetlands in canoes.
The students constructed a web to illustrate the flow of food and energy through an ecosystem. Students are supervised by teachers, Sandy Spatt and Kathy Nelesen.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 14, 2011