By DONNA BURROUGHS
Superintendent, Triton Community School Corporation
BOURBON — Third graders at Triton Elementary School celebrated Earth Day in a special way this year. They participated in many earth friendly learning events about plants and how they are important to our world. Teams studied plant parts and how those parts work to help the plant, sprout, grow, and reproduce.
Students have also been involved in planting sunflowers to watch and record how the environment affects them, along with some experimentation on how different materials react in order to determine their capillary action. Students took this knowledge and put it to use in solving an engineering design challenge to create flowers that would be colorful, and include important plant structures with working capillary action. Way to grow!