Thirty Richmond Hill Middle School seventh-graders from Robert Hodgdon’s science classes descended upon George Washington Carver Elementary School with microscopes and samples in hand on Jan. 24.
The visit, arranged and coordinated by Carver fifth-grade teacher Shelby Sainz, aligned the science curriculum both of grade levels and allowed the students to interact between the two schools within the district.
During the day, nearly 500 Carver students had the opportunity to view microscopic worms, zooplankton, phytoplankton and protozoans through microscopes and under the watchful eyes of RHMS students.
Students also examined insect body parts, tadpoles, spider-egg sacs, wasp larvae, aquatic nymphs, plant cells and a whole host of other organisms.
Hodgdon’s field trip has become a yearly educational adventure to a school within the district.
“It made me so happy to see the students experience science in such a fun way,” seventh-grader Stella Pierre-Louis said.