Yesterday Grades 7-8 students traveled to DC to explore the Natural History Museum to further understand our world and our place in it. We began the trip with a special science program where students put the scientific method to practice – ask a question, do background research, construct a hypothesis, test with an experiment, analyze data, and draw conclusions. We examined insects like the New Guinea Walking Stick to marine creatures like ammonites and sharks. From there, we got to go check out the amazing exhibits the museum has to offer from the Hope Diamond to Narwahls to the amazing Fossil exhibit. We even got to spend time with some very friendly butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion.