6th graders led the 1st Great Lesson

New School Montessori sixth graders brushed up on Maria Montessori’s 1st Great Lesson and presented it to the younger students. They talked about their appreciation of the Universe and the beauty of the way the Earth came to be what it is today. They prepared numerous demonstrations and discussed solids, liquids and gases and then demonstrated how magma and was forced upward in a model of a volcano with baking soda and vinegar bubbling and spilling out of the top of the volcano and running down the sides.

The younger students appreciated the work of the 6th graders and had many questions.

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