Welcome to my website. I love teaching and enjoy
every minute of it. For eight years I taught in a
regular classroom. This is my sixth year as the
Discovery Lab Director for 4th and 5th grades at
Grenada Upper Elementary. I have over 600
students. Students come to the Discovery Lab
every other week. During that time we have FUN
learning about Science. The units are based on the
state curriculum, but do not follow a text book. The
lab is a time for students to experience hands on
learning and build a love of science. Activities in
the lab compliment what teachers are teaching in
their classrooms. The lab brings Science to life.
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|Mrs. Melody Shaw
Discovery Lab Director
Grenada Upper Elementary
GUES Investigation Team
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Investigations Lead to Amazing
The students in the Discovery Lab will become
scientists in order to discover new things as well as to
understand more about the world in which we live.
Students will become familiar with past discoveries as
well as the most current science news while they
participate in the activities for each unit. The year will
begin with a unit called Under the Sea that focuses on
Life Science. Out of This World is our second unit and
it will occur during the second nine weeks with a focus
on Earth and Space Science. During the third nine
weeks students will learn about Physical Science
through the unit Planet Earth We will end the year with
a fun unit called CSI.
Each unit will require the students to become
investigators, problem solvers and critical thinkers. We
will search for evidence, make predictions for the future
and try to find reasons for past events. There will be a
new unit every nine weeks. Each unit will have an
overall theme with interrelated objectives from Life
Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science
from the Mississippi Science Framework and the
National Science Standards.
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