Grade 3’s got ready to dig into the connected world of soil and plants! We participated in a virtual Scientists in the Schools program, where we explored the importance of soil by investigating soil layers and experimenting with water retention. We uncovered the relationship between plants and everyday items such as our clothing, elastic bands, and even ketchup. Can you believe that all of these items come from plants? Students dissected a seed, learned about seed dispersal, and at the end of the workshop planted seeds. Now we must patiently wait over the next few weeks to observe the plant growth that will occur.