Monday, December 2, 2013

Manzo Elementary School Makes an Impact in Science

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Manzo Elementary School, in part with their scaled-down experiment of Biosphere 2's LEO project, planted a variety of seeds on their miniature hillslopes. The seeds were picked out by Manzo school counselor Moses Thompson, with the idea of choosing plants that are regionally important. The data collected by the Manzo students will be used for research at Biosphere 2.

click to enlarge Moses Thompson, the school counselor at Manzo Elementary, is the catalyst for the environmental programs held at Manzo Elementary. Thompson has been a very pro-active educator for the students at the elementary school, especially with the hands-on science and math approach. - PHOTO BY JOHN DE DIOS
  • Photo by John de Dios
  • Moses Thompson, the school counselor at Manzo Elementary, is the catalyst for the environmental programs held at Manzo Elementary. Thompson has been a very pro-active educator for the students at the elementary school, especially with the hands-on science and math approach.

click to enlarge Abreeza Zegeer, the greenhouse manager for the University of Arizona, designed and built the miniature Landscape Evolution Observatory models in her greenhouses south of campus. Zegeer took meticulous measurements to help ensure that once the miniature LEOs were in place, data collected by the Manzo students would be as accurate as possible. - PHOTO BY JOHN DE DIOS
  • Photo by John de Dios
  • Abreeza Zegeer, the greenhouse manager for the University of Arizona, designed and built the miniature Landscape Evolution Observatory models in her greenhouses south of campus. Zegeer took meticulous measurements to help ensure that once the miniature LEOs were in place, data collected by the Manzo students would be as accurate as possible.

click to enlarge Abreeza Zegeer, the UA greenhouse manager, inspects the insides of the Manzo Elementary greenhouse to make sure all the variables match up with those at the Biosphere 2, 33 miles away. Zegeer was instrumental in building the little LEOs and making sure they replicated and reflected the science done with the original models for the replicas. - PHOTO BY JOHN DE DIOS
  • Photo by John de Dios
  • Abreeza Zegeer, the UA greenhouse manager, inspects the insides of the Manzo Elementary greenhouse to make sure all the variables match up with those at the Biosphere 2, 33 miles away. Zegeer was instrumental in building the little LEOs and making sure they replicated and reflected the science done with the original models for the replicas.

click to enlarge Moses Thompson gets down into the dirt with the students as they prepared the stands for the miniature LEO models. Thompson has been the counselor at Manzo Elementary School for the last seven years and has made a tremendous impact with the science and math curriculum. Under his guidance, the school has since built a state-of-the-art greenhouse, where the little LEOs are housed, that also contain a thriving aquaponics system for growing tilapia. - PHOTO BY JOHN DE DIOS
  • Photo by John de Dios
  • Moses Thompson gets down into the dirt with the students as they prepared the stands for the miniature LEO models. Thompson has been the counselor at Manzo Elementary School for the last seven years and has made a tremendous impact with the science and math curriculum. Under his guidance, the school has since built a state-of-the-art greenhouse, where the little LEOs are housed, that also contain a thriving aquaponics system for growing tilapia.

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