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Elementary Case Studies

Our students are engaged in projects that often include rigorous research (often “in the field” or away from the classroom), engaging with experts, synthesizing their learning in various ways, and communicating what they’ve learned in traditional and nontraditional ways. These projects involve students in authentic learning; doing the work of historians, scientists, and other professionals in order to build and apply knowledge that is meaningful to their lives and futures.

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2nd Grade Partners in Pollination & Seed student drawing
Partners in Pollination & Seed Dispersal
student planting new growthEngineering the Growth of Plants in Ithaca
fish in a cupI’m a Survivor! Trout Ecosystem
student construction paper artworkW is for Waves. Light, Sound, & Astronomy
student painting - car in floodNatural Disasters
students dredging creekCitizen Science Action Project
student watercolor of Ithaca Farmer's MarketUnique Places
Students drawing with tabletsWho Am I?
drawing of crowUnderstanding the American Crow
Student drawing - "Mummers Parade in Philadelphia"My Perfect Home
Children drawing at tableSeed to Table, Growing Food and Scientists
Classroom full of studentsWhy are Frogs Disappearing?
Kindergarten students exploring the animals that live in their neighborhoodAnimals in My Neighborhood
Fall Creek World Connections on Adobe SparksHow My Favorite Things Connect Me to the World