Fifth Graders Visit Bath Nature Preserve

Fifth Graders Visit Bath Nature Preserve
Posted on 10/03/2019
On September 18th the fifth grade attended a field trip to the Bath Nature Preserve. This experience is a result of the partnership with The University of Akron. Dr. Lara Roketenetz visited our school a few days before the trip to teach us about biomimicry. We learned how scientists study nature to help them solve problems. One example is the invention of Velcro. A man noticed that burrs from a plant kept getting stuck on his dog’s fur. He looked at the burrs under a microscope and noticed the hooks that caused them to stick to his dog. He invented Velcro from that investigation. Our trip to BNP involved several activities. We used microscopes, explored a wetland, took a hike and played a macro-invertebrate game. We learned about bugs, wetlands, pollution, animals, and much more. We also used binoculars to see what birds were in the area. Water testing for nitrates took place at a pond on the preserve. Overall, this trip was really fun and we learned a lot about nature and science. Written by: Griffin Davis, Eli Brebant, and Gabrielle Burgan
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