Pearl City 4th Graders Kick Off Digestive System Experiments

Pearl City, Illinois – Mrs. Schaeffer’s class at Pearl City read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. In the story, the main character’s brother has to go to the hospital because he ate a pet turtle.  The class studied the digestive system. Then, they experimented with colored water to determine what blood type would be safe to give he brother during surgery.

These activities are helping students meet the challenges of school STEM initiatives to prepare students for Science careers.

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