Xylem STEM Support Services
The week of September 18 we talked about peas! We started the day by using celery sticks to eat hummus made with English peas and mint. We discussed how peas grow and talked about the fact that they need a little help to stand tall and grow well.
Then our junior engineers were given popsicle sticks, coffee stirrers, rubber bands and bread ties to design
their own trellises. Peas were planted and the mini garden bed sent home over the break in hopes that they would bring back young pea plants for our garden beds after break. If you were gone over break or if your pea plants did not sprout, DO NOT FEAR. We also planted outside ( due to lack of staff to water, those were also doomed). I started several dozen at my house as well and we will plant again outside on the second of October. As you know, the life of the gardener is filled with learning opportunities and the children will get to eat peas this fall I am sure.
We offer support services to further Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM) learning in Smyrna, Georgia schools. We sponsor after-school gardening programs and provide STEM educational training and networking opportunities for teachers.