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6th Grade Science Honor Students want to Improve the Environment

You can learn a lot of things at the Franklin Farmers Market like what an heirloom vegetable is or what a does a “pastured” chicken mean. But this past Saturday at the market, you could also learn how to change the world and make it a better place to live. The 6th grade honors science class students from Freedom Intermediate School were at the market to share information on how to make a difference in the environment. The students also had important info to share about radon gas and why we should all worry about the future of bees.


Radon, the Silent Killer Exhibit


Their teacher, Barbara Orr explains:


The benefits of Rain Gardens

The students’ info and presentation were a part of the Siemens Discovery Education “We Can Change the World Challenge”, a national environmental sustainability competition for students. Through project-based lessons, students learn about science and conservation while creating sustainable environmental improvements in their communities. From wind energy to rain gardens and much more, the students of Freedom Intermediate School taught us a lot this past weekend. We think their “We Can Change the World” project definitely earned an A-plus!


How wind turbines operate


The benefits of E-waste