Corbett Prep Students Learn Sun Rotation at University of Tampa

The program involved measuring shadows.

This just in from Corbett Prep:

Located in the shadow of downtown, the University of Tampa’s historical Plant Park provided the perfect backdrop for third through fifth grade Corbett Prep science students to measure their own shadows at different times of the day.

Corbett Prep’s intermediate students spent a recent morning at the university with senior-level College of Education science students who created hands-on, interactive lessons and activities relating to the students’ current areas of study: living systems, geology, and physics: Forces in motion.

Third grade teachers Kelly Garrison and Tracey Price appreciated the variety of instruction in the ”kid friendly, small group” environment the UT student-teachers provided both in Plant Hall and outside in Plant Park.

“The kids performed skits to learn about the different layers of the earth, they created newscasts, and they used macaroni noodles to better understand the process of absorption during the digestive process,” said Price.

Middle School Associate Division Leader Cindy Strickland, also a professor in the College of Education at the University of Tampa, partnered with fellow UT Professor Gina Almerico to provide opportunities for their college students to develop and deliver science-themed field experiences based on common core standards, research-based best practices, and National Science Education Standards.

The results for Corbett Prep students? Creative and engaging learning opportunities.

Founded in 1968, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS (formerly Independent Day School − Corbett Campus) is a fully accredited, nonsectarian private school located in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood. The school serves over 500 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and offers the International Baccalaureate program of study for all students. For more information, visit www.corbettprep.com or call (813) 961-3087.


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