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CAS Preschool Celebrates Easter, Earth Day

CAS Preschool, Spring, Center for Academic Success

Students anticipate planting and learn about the importance of good soil.

Hands-on learning is vital to the growth of little minds, and CAS Preschool took advantage of the changing season to provide opportunities for creativity and learning for our students. Students participated in CAS’s annual Easter egg hunt, planted spring flowers, and made peanut bird feeders. Teachers also discussed ecology and simple switches for better sustainability such as setting lights on a timer and using reusable instead of disposable choices.

To read more about these events and other Preschool activities, click here.

CAS Middle Schoolers Capture Solar Energy in Homemade Solar Ovens

CAS Middle School Science Project Sierra Vista

Students remove the chocolate chip cookie after baking in their solar ovens.

Ever wonder how solar energy works or how you could make a solar oven from recycled or found materials? Just ask one of our middle schoolers! CAS middle school studied solar energy, light refraction, and geometric construction in a unit that culminated with cooking chocolate chip cookies in their own solar ovens. Click here to read the delicious whole story of project-based science at CAS.