On Thursday, September 24th, the 7th grade student scientists used our Flowing Wells Campus as an extension of the classroom in a day of data collection. Our students have been busy learning about creating tables for data collection and using these to present data in graphs. This important skill is essential in using the scientific method and developing experimental plans. In addition to spending some time mulching the gardens, students collected air and surface temperature data in a variety of locations on the property, as well as observing and charting the diversity of life seen. Upon returning to school, students worked in teams to collate, average, chart, and graph data. Throughout the school year, these students will periodically spend time on the property revisiting their chosen sites and collecting the same data, with an eye to comparing and analyzing the data seasonally for continuity and change.