Backyard science: Amherst students find fun in learning
By Cassie Lennox
The Amherst Middle School students rushed off the bus with shovels, tape measures and test tubes in hand, headed straight for the Tomorrow River.
“I’m not sure if they’re so enthusiastic because they’re having fun, or if it’s because this is our last stop of the day,” said science teacher Carol Welling with a laugh. “Hopefully they have all good things to say about today.”
And they certainly did. As one student so aptly put it, “Who knew school could be this fun?”
Students spent a day last month studying local glacial geology, and performing water testing on the Tomorrow River at the Nelsonville Mill site was their last stop of their local geology field trip.
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