Student: Why are there even environmental engineers Mrs. Brinza?
Mrs. Brinza: I'm not sure. Why do YOU think there are?
Student: The environment must be pretty important?
Mrs. Brinza: Great question!
Fourth graders have started their first unit of the year on environmental engineering! We spent quite some time generating questions on what environmental engineers must do, especially since this is the first time the branch of engineering they're studying focuses so much on living organisms. Our biggest AHA! moment came when fourth graders realized that the environment is all around us and needs to be taken care of. We've got a lot to learn and I am super excited to see their learning grow!