Aug 5, 2011 7:26 PM by Bill Folsom

Geodesic classroom at Galileo School

A unique classroom is going in at the Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs. When middle school students return in a couple of weeks a large geodesic dome greenhouse will be complete and ready to support learning.

The idea is hands on lessons and research. Most will be about science, but the unique shape also offers possible exercises in math, geometry and art. Principal, Robyn Colbert says, "It's out of the box thinking, but that's what you want to do with 21st century schools. You want to be creative, inquiry based, problem solvers."

The students will also grow their own lunch. The plan includes using produce from the gardens in the school's cafeteria.




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