Every year, sixth graders simulate the movement of tectonics using graham crackers, frosting, and fruit by the foot. Using these items, they create 3 different types of boundaries: divergent, convergent, and transform, as well as a subduction zone. Students learned about these plates in science class in the prior week.
We went in during Ms. Zlatkin’s second block to get an inside view. We saw students engaged in learning with the hands on experiment. We even got a quote from a sixth grader. ¨It was fun!” said Anny Chen, ¨we got to stick our hands in food!¨. We look forward to more hands on learning here at Asheville Middle to benefit student learning. Great job, 6th graders!
Story by Erin Chen and Iris Schreiner