East Broadway Elementary School second-graders in Jennifer Nadolny and Marie Johnson's class celebrated the beginning of Fall with a trip to the Outdoor Learning Center, held at the Levittown Memorial Education Center, on Sept. 26. Facilitated by Outdoor Learning Center teacher Jessica Mills, the class learned about the difference between edible corn and holiday corn in an engaging lesson.
Students transformed into scientists as they took turns observing the two different corn kernels under a microscope. They then wrote down their observations in a packet, describing and drawing how each kernel looked up close. With the sun shining down, the class ventured outside as Mills walked them over to the greenhouse. Outside of the greenhouse students had the opportunity to touch a growing pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, look at live corn stalk and observe a caterpillar up close. They walked through the greenhouse where Miller explained the vegetation growing and exited to the Outdoor Learning Center's pond where students observed the fish.