The YOSS sixth-grade students are learning in science about the effect of heat and light on plants, and Mrs. Slansky, the sixth-grade science teacher, is taking it to a whole new level. They are learning how to build a greenhouse and its impact on plants specifically and the environment overall. The students are learning how increasing the heat and sunlight will help the plants grow for a longer period of time, even if not in season!
The greenhouses provide just the right amount of heat and sunlight for optimal plant growth. Greenhouses also help the environment by reflecting some of the radiation from the sun away from the planet. The students really appreciate Mrs. Slansky’s efforts in bringing science to life.