Wheaton (MA) College Hosts Coldframe Contest for Norton Middle School
Submitted by Shawn Reeves
April 29, 2007, Wheaton College hosted a Community Day for the town of Norton, MA. In one event, students in an ecology course, "Ponds to Particles," coached teams of students from Norton Middle School as they built coldframes, small structures used to protect plants from winter weather. NMS teacher Marilyn Porell began introducing the concepts behind coldframes to students in February. During the following two months, students kept a journal of research and design, documenting their learning and decision-making. On Community Day, the students built, according to their designs, making sure to keep below a $30 budget, using recycled materials where possible.
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