Ridgefield sixth graders sow seeds for spring

RIDGEFIELD — As part of the sixth-grade science curriculum at East Ridge Middle School, students planted bulbs that will eventually blossom in the spring.

Jennifer Roth’s sixth graders developed and used models outlined by Next Generation Science Standards to inform their planting. By employing science engineering practices in the dirt at East Ridge, Roth explained, each of the students sprouted a green thumb.

“Students modeled a bulb in their science journals and then had fun planting them in front of the school,” Roth said. “Asking questions about the process and nature as we move through the lesson is part of the Next Generation Science Standards approach. We can’t wait to see the bulbs come up in the spring.”