WHERE: Lifetime Fitness
PROGRAM: Plant Power
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Martin
Scientist Christine’s Experience:
I did something that I have never done before! I taught a lesson at Lifetime Fitness in Cary! I had not even stepped into a Lifetime Fitness before this, and let me tell you, it was nice! They even have their own little restaurant. I was so impressed.
Anyway, moving on to the teaching of science, I taught “Plant Power” to a mixture of grade levels. Some kids were in kindergarten, while others were in fifth grade. Quite a range! But I knew I could handle it by differentiating the lesson, which I did. I broke them up into labs which helped. One lab built a plant environment to grow real grass seeds, while the other team explored soil, decomposers, herbs, and spices. Oh my! The the labs switched and they were able to try the other experiment out.
The lesson went by so quickly, but it was definitely a treat. As they say, time flies when you are having fun!