Students in Blue (2nd/3rd grade) are ‘diving in deep’ into the study of the ocean. They started by learning about the midnight zone and all of the strange creatures that inhabit it, in addition to the unique factors that govern it including, no light, and extremely high levels of pressure that we humans could not withstand.
They recently turned their attention to Medusa Jellyfish which move by jet propulsion. To gain a better understanding of this unique type of movement, the class recreated it. First, with a parachute mimicking a Medusa Jelly’s undulating bell. Students were the ring of muscles around the bell that contracted and relaxed to fill the parachute. Then, with demonstrations using a water balloon in a tank of water to see how jet propulsion pushes them through the water. Read more by clicking here.