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The Sixth Grade at the Carnegie Institution for Science

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Today, our Sixth Grade Food & Agricultural Science students celebrated “International Fascination of Plants Day” with a trip to the Carnegie Institution for Science on the Stanford campus. The day started with presentations from Carnegie’s Margaret Bezrutczyk, Heike Lindner, and Jacob Moe-Lange about such topics as the history of maize, the study of soil and roots, and the “intelligence” of plants. Next, the students traveled around the campus to get a first-hand look at some of the latest research, including a soil-analyzing robot and greenhouses where scientists monitor plants as they grow, and then they planted flowers on the Stanford yard. The final event was a presentation by local plant collector George Theodoris. Our students all learned a lot, and we’d like to thank the Carnegie Institution for opening its doors to us!