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Marine Science competition

January 5, 2023

Students at High School West and High School East have been participating in the nation-wide Climate Action Schools Program through Take Action Global.

For this month’s challenge, created by the Build the Change Team and LEGO, students must create a building that "puts nature first-that welcomes plants, animals, and other living things, but also brings benefits to the people living in the building".

At HS West, Marine Science teacher Kimberly Williams tied the curriculum into the challenge by asking the students in marine ecology classes to use all recycled materials (even the LEGOs!) to create a model of their dream home in a coastal environment.

On Friday, the students worked together with the school’s Library staff and Maker Space through the process of engineering a structure that fulfills the requirements of the challenge, but also ties in the curriculum they've learned all semester in our class.

Students smiling with project

science project

students working on project

science project

students working on project with faculty

Students smiling with project