An area for the study of various physical sciences.
Demonstration area for simple machines and physical principals, i.e., slopes, gears, reflected light, prisms and absorbed energy
Renewable energy concepts such as solar panel display and wind-power generation with energy storage capacity (batteries)
Grid system on ground and pathways illustrating shapes, area and perimeter
Model of Earth with tilted axis
Sound experiment, with wind chimes
Weather observation area with rain gauge, thermometer, barometer, and hygrometer
Cistern for collecting rainwater, water wheels, locks, hydrodynamic concepts, including buoyancy and displacement
Natural Habitat Area
A natural environment that students can observe and study. It includes a small ecosystem composed of native plants and animals of Northern Virginia, and a planting area designed to illustrate the natural cycle of the seasons, natural deviations of weather and promote an understanding of ecological responsibility and awareness.
Pond with waterfall for wildlife habitat (i.e., tadpoles, fish and frogs)
Planting areas with potting station.Planting boxes for harvesting seeds and cold frame
Bird/Bat houses and nesting areas
Deciduous and coniferous trees
Benches for quiet reading and observation
Teaching Pavilion - Lecture/Gathering Area
A multipurpose area for outdoor lectures, crafts, story time, class picnics, Rainbow Pals, Girl/Boy Scouts, etc. including;
Covered area with central table and benches and movable log stools to accommodate 25 students.
Area for teacher with table and whiteboard.
Totem pole carved with characters from children's books (carved into a tree cut down from the school property for the renovation).
Storage area and cabinets for experiment components and observational equipment such as thermometers, magnifying glasses, magnets, tape measures, compasses, measuring cups, nets, battery boxes, hoses, fountain pump, shovels, buckets, etc.
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