16 Apr 2013

Students hunt for treasure to learn about science

About 60 John Deere Middle School students came together in fields surrounding their school to hunt for coins. The self-named “Spartan Treasure Hunters” used Minelab metal detectors to search for dimes and nickels hidden among four fields. The exercise was a hands-on way to teach map skills, soil science, writing, data analysis and graphing as they looked for treasure.

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