Science through the grades! Our 7th-grade students conducted a lab using GloGerm to learn how disease-causing pathogens are spread. They looked at hand washing practices to determine if time affects the number of germs on hands. In 5th grade, students investigated how to break the dormancy of wheat plants. They planted seeds in containers with half of the planters going in a lighted environment and the other half in a dark environment. Each class will monitor the seeds as they grow in different conditions. Fourth-grade students discovered the importance of a thermometer to tell exact temperatures instead of using their fingers to determine how cold or how hot something feels.