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    Square of Life 2013 - Final Report 

    Prepared by Room A13 - Grade Five

    Mrs. Molishus' and Mrs. Lawall's Science Classes

    Goodnoe Elementary School

    Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


    About Us

    Hi! We are fifth grade students at Goodnoe Elementary School. We examined our playground areas for The Square of Life, and we were excited to compare our findings with those of other schools!  We have a lot to tell you about our school. 

    We have about 30 students in each of our class, and there are close to 800 students in our school.  Our school is grades K-6. Our mascot is the Goodnoe Grizzly. Our school is located in Bucks County, PA, which is a suburb of Philadelphia. You can locate us at 40.235173 ° N and -74.924816° W. We learn science with Mrs. Molishus, and Mrs. Lawall is our math teacher.  During the winter we are learning about matter and elements in science.

    We have lots of fun things to do at our school.  We have a Halloween parade every year.  We have a Field Day in the spring.  Our grade gets to be in the school play, take music lessons, perform in the winter and spring concerts, and do after-school sports. We can also participate in March Madness, a basketball tournament!  This year is our school's 50th birthday, and our school is in the middle of renovation. We are getting a whole new wing added on!

    We predict that we will find some small insects, some plants, and maybe even some trash in our squares outside.  We are wondering what things will be the same and what will be different from some of the other schools. 

    We look forward working with you.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Molishus’ Science Classes  


     
     We decided to compare our squares with the information provided by two schools.  
    Here are various presentations of the school square comparisons:
     
    DeSilva Elementary School in Hilo, Hawaii
     
    Project 8 is a live action video (not posted but very good!) 
     
     
    Oak Lake Community School in Oak Lake, Manitoba, Canada
     
    Project A (PowerPoint Video)
     
     
     

     
     
    Students captured their experience with photos.   
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
    To find out more about the Square of Life project go to http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/squareproj/.
     
     

     
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