How do butterflies survive over time in a changing environment? This is an essential question that PhD Science® Level 3 students dive into. Students in this module practice mathematics skills as they measure a variety of clay fossil models. They sketch a butterfly and learn about the butterfly life cycle through the book, A Butterfly is Patient.
Throughout PhD Science, students engage deeply with science content as they increase their knowledge and skills in English language arts, mathematics, social studies, fine arts, and more. Join Senior Implementation Support Specialist Koi Beard as she discusses ways cross-content connections are integrated into PhD Science.
Before joining Great Minds®, Koi enjoyed eight years as an elementary school teacher in Louisiana. She had the opportunity to pilot PhD Science in her third-grade classroom and went on to teach the curriculum the following school year after full implementation. Koi came to fully appreciate the impact that PhD Science has on students and teachers alike as a Great Minds summer associate, a role that allowed her to share with other educators the lessons she learned teaching PhD Science. Koi now works full time with Great Minds as an implementation support specialist helping school districts successfully implement this high-quality curriculum. She lives just outside of New Orleans, in Metairie, Louisiana.