South Washington County Schools

Video: Atomic Poetry at Lake Middle School

Eighth graders at Lake Middle School had the opportunity to mix science with poetry as part of this year’s Atomic Poetry unit. Lake Middle School Science Teacher Logan Carstensen collaborated with the school’s Literacy Coach Jan Buikema to implement this unique opportunity in an effort to give kids the chance to be creative, enhance literacy and science skills, gain confidence, and have fun.

Students read and discussed several poems, and identified the scientific themes within the poems. They then wrote and shared their own poems about science. Assistant Superintendent Julie Nielsen, Coordinator of Integrated Professional Development Brian Boothe, and Director of Teaching and Learning Services Matt Dorschner all shared in the experience as well. See “Atomic Poetry” in action below.