Students in second grade created pictographs. These rock etchings, carved by Native Americans, can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert.
First-graders made feathers representing several bird species native to the Sonoran Desert. As part of the interactive exhibit, the first-graders learned and then recorded bird calls for these species.
After putting up the displays, students had a chance to tour the museum and see the work that other classes had contributed.
Many of the QR codes link to videos starring GSB Lower Schoolers. These include weather forecasts in Spanish for regions of the desert, creature features, a ThingLink interactive infographic, and a puppet-stick video representing animals in the Sonoran Desert.
Second-graders watching a stick-puppet video created by fourth-graders using a green screen.
Not all of the interactive displays use technology. Two first-graders explore the question and answer cards interspersed throughout the biome museum.
Preschool and pre-kindergarten students painted and colored lizards for the displays.
Second-graders viewing their creature features voice thread.
Image is not to scale! Third-graders got too close for comfort when they created their drawings of Sonoran Desert plants and animals.
Students in fourth grade drew a Sonoran Desert species for each letter of the alphabet.
Students in grades 1-4 created geodes in art class. Geodes start out as air bubbles in rock formations. Over millions of years, the exterior of the bubble turns to rock and crystals form in the hollow interior. Geodes can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert.
A fourth-grader weaves on the loom. The loom was originally created as part of a third-grade unit on Native Americans.
A kindergartener and preschooler share weather reports with their family.
A first-grader teaches her mom about the tiny species that call the saguaro cactus home.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.