Fourth grade investigates the Wetlands

Krissy Johnson

The fourth graders of Barnett Elementary went to Salem Pond, early in October, to learn more about wetlands. They spent the day studying the wildlife and plants around the pond. They tested the ph of the water and measured soil temperatures. They caught many bugs and compared different arthropods, looking for body parts, eyes, legs and adaptations. The students learned the purpose of wetlands and why we need to protect them. It was a day full of fun learning experiences.