Science class is vacuum-packed with fun

03112014 oak grove 6th grade science1Oak Grove School students Hina Suzuki (left) and Jimmy Loebl discover how pressure affects water. (photo by Andy Gilman)

Andy Gilman, Ojai Valley News contributor

For Oak Grove School's sixth-grade students, science is a messy, adventurous and sometimes tasty experience.

“The study of science is about tapping into the curiosity the kids already have, and about creating a space where they can actually experiment, discuss, observe, compare and analyze,” says Jim Bailey, Oak Grove’s sixth-grade teacher and winner of the Best of the Ojai Valley Teacher of the Year award for two years running. “This kind of learning takes time and individual attention, but the results are dramatic.”

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