Students at Pasadena are visiting our new science lab at least twice a week. The furniture makes it easy to transition into cooperative groups. Stool seating makes it possible to move around quicker. The television is an aid for the teacher and shows students content rich videos or experiments. This science lab also includes a meeting area in the front of the room for younger grades.
Pasadena Avenue Elementary has the first 21st century science lab of it's kind! During the summer of 2015, construction started on Pasadena's own indoor and outdoor science lab. The central location includes our own science teacher. Students are scheduled to visit this lab at least twice a week. Outside of the lab will offer a location for students to learn at tables and be among nature.
Garden boxes house a vital piece of education. Teachers will bring students into their section of the garden for hands on learning and adventures with nature.
Students will have the ability to design and engineer prototypes to solve real-world problems. Project-based learning extends through all curriculum areas including reading, writing, and math.
The Science Lab is set up perfectly for group work. Students are able to sit comfortably facing each other to work collaboratively. Fifth grade class classified matter using magnets. They found this easy due to room arrangement.
In December 2014, Pasadena Avenue Elementary received a $5,000 Lowes Toolbox grant to build our school garden. With the help of students, parents, and community members our garden was finally built in the summer of 2015. There was even a surprise visit from CBS13!
Pasadena has been privileged to partner with the neighboring school, Mira Loma High, to decorate school doors. The art department at Mira Loma has put together a group of students needing community service hours to paint all doors at Pasadena Avenue. Paintings include a connection to the Next Generation Science Standards. All doors should be painted and finished by the end of this school year. Pictured below are examples of a few doors on campus.