This scientific report was created by 5th graders at the Genesee Community Charter School, in Rochester, New York, as part of a three-month learning expedition on water quality and the risks of pollution. Inspired in part by a similar study done by 5th/6th grade students in Massachusetts (see project #270), this class added additional levels of professionalism and depth to produce an adult-level scientific report.

This scientific report was created by 5th graders at the Genesee Community Charter School, in Rochester, New York, as part of a three-month learning expedition on water quality and the risks of pollution. Inspired in part by a similar study done by 5th/6th grade students in Massachusetts (see project #270), this class added additional levels of professionalism and depth to produce an adult-level scientific report.

This book was created by 1st graders at the Alice B. Beal Magnet School in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of a learning expedition on recycling and sustainability.    Throughout the expedition, students did fieldwork and worked with outside experts at a number of sites including city recycling and water processing facilities and a community farm to learn about composting.

This book was created by 1st graders at the Alice B. Beal Magnet School in Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of a learning expedition on recycling and sustainability. Throughout the expedition, students did fieldwork and worked with outside experts at a number of sites including city recycling and water processing facilities and a community farm to learn about composting.

1st grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School, in Rochester, New York, created this book about the infrastructure of Rochester. As part of a three-month learning expedition, students researched and explored aspects of the physical operation of the city such as bridges, electricity, and water. The content depth of this learning expedition is far deeper than is typical for first grade students.

1st grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School, in Rochester, New York, created this book about the infrastructure of Rochester. As part of a three-month learning expedition, students researched and explored aspects of the physical operation of the city such as bridges, electricity, and water. The content depth of this learning expedition is far deeper than is typical for first grade students.

This field guide was created by 5th grade students from the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York as part of a Learning Expedition on geology called, “The Changing Earth.”

This field guide was created by 5th grade students from the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York as part of a Learning Expedition on geology called, “The Changing Earth.”

This guide was created by 7th grade students at the Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield, Massachusetts as part of a two-month learning expedition on geology.    The guide, which is a cross between a field guide and a museum guide, introduces people to an outdoor museum of rocks called Rock Park, located on the campus of Greenfield Community College. The Rock Park outdoor museum is used for teaching college students, younger students, and interested adults about local geology.

This guide was created by 7th grade students at the Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield, Massachusetts as part of a two-month learning expedition on geology. The guide, which is a cross between a field guide and a museum guide, introduces people to an outdoor museum of rocks called Rock Park, located on the campus of Greenfield Community College. The Rock Park outdoor museum is used for teaching college students, younger students, and interested adults about local geology.

Fifth/Sixth grade students from the Shutesbury Elementary School in Shutesbury, Massachusetts created these profiles as part of a Learning expedition on local scientists.

Fifth/Sixth grade students from the Shutesbury Elementary School in Shutesbury, Massachusetts created these profiles as part of a Learning expedition on local scientists.

This book was created by 6th grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School as part of a year-long learning expedition on health and the human body. The 6th grade – the last grade in this k-6 school – has a tradition of undertaking a capstone expedition that contributes to their community and requires significant field research, most often travel to other cities to meet with experts.

This book was created by 6th grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School as part of a year-long learning expedition on health and the human body. The 6th grade – the last grade in this k-6 school – has a tradition of undertaking a capstone expedition that contributes to their community and requires significant field research, most often travel to other cities to meet with experts.

Revitalize Rochester is a professional quality report/position paper created by 6th grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York. Depicted here is the poster which announced the students’ presentation of their report to city officials.

Revitalize Rochester is a professional quality report/position paper created by 6th grade students at the Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York. Depicted here is the poster which announced the students’ presentation of their report to city officials.

Student-designed Greenprint. Perseverance, quality work, excellence.

Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work

Student-designed Greenprint. Perseverance, quality work, excellence.

This calendar was created by kindergarten students from the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., as part of a Learning Expedition on local trees. Each month of the calendar features an illustration of trees (or a single tree) at the corresponding time of year, along with other features of the landscape. Included with each drawing is a line of text that explains a tidbit of information on trees and what they provide (apples, wood for doll houses, etc.).

This calendar was created by kindergarten students from the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., as part of a Learning Expedition on local trees. Each month of the calendar features an illustration of trees (or a single tree) at the corresponding time of year, along with other features of the landscape. Included with each drawing is a line of text that explains a tidbit of information on trees and what they provide (apples, wood for doll houses, etc.).

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