Cool CavesClass # 35 Grades: 3- 4- 5
Caves have mystified people for years – rocks that “grow,” animals stranger than science fiction, and shapes never imagined in nature. It’s a world caused by the slow drip of water through the ground over millions of years. Come to this class and understand what most people only see. Visit real caves. Create realistic caves. Challenge people’s knowledge of caves. Explore and compare famous caves and experience life in caves! Students will travel to Crystal Cave in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, to see the state’s largest cave.
There also will be one long day as the class travels to see the largest caves in Minnesota – Mystery and Niagara Caves. On our long day, TBD, we will be leaving at 6:30 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m.
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Jeff Lynum, a returning Academy teacher, is in his 22nd year of teaching high school earth science in the North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale School District. Mr. Lynum is an advisor for the Astronomy Club and often hosts star parties for high school, public groups, and elementary-aged students.
Michelle Lynum is an elementary teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. She is a returning Academy teacher. This is Ms. Lynum’s thirteenth summer teaching Cool Caves.
NOTE: Two sections are offered of this class, #26 and #27. Students can expect to be placed in either section, but should register for course #26.
NOTE: Jeff and Michelle Lynum are working closely to ensure that the two sections will be alike in content and activities. Field trips will be taken together.