\r\n\r\nMr. Wilson\r\n\r\nUpper Elementary\r\n\r\nThis fall our Upper Elementary science curriculum focuses on life sciences in each grade. Our grade 5 students are learning about the human body and organ systems, our grade 6 students focus on biodiversity, our grade 7 students are introduced to ecology, and our grade 8 students study plant and animal cells and processes.\r\n\r\nAll of this is well and good, but what makes science exciting are the hands on activities that make these concepts come alive.\r\n\r\nYou may have heard your child excitedly talk about how big their lungs are or how fast their nervous system operates.\u00a0 \u00a0Perhaps you have overheard a conversation about how a meal worm eats or how the ecologies of Wheatley School and Wetaskiwin are different. Perhaps there is now a life sized model of a cell on your kitchen table. \r\n\r\nThe hands on nature of our program here at Wheatley School is something we are all very proud of and sets us apart from our peers.\r\n\r\nThis year in science and technology we can expect many more thrilling and thought provoking hands on activities that emphasize the scientific enterprise and help spark curious minds.