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Abstracts from Rossman Elementary 2016

Rossman Elementary
1221 Rossman Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Year: 2016
Teacher(s): Shelly Gilson

Insomnia? Does Lavender Oil help Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches sleep?

Caylisa B, Haylie C, Carter M, Hunter O

We noticed in our classroom that Mrs. Gilson uses Peppermint Oil to wake our brains up. We were curious how to let our brains sleep. One student said he rubs Lavender Oil on the bottom of his feet before he goes to sleep.

We were wondering if this would work on our classroom Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches as well. We conducted an experiment to find out! 

MCSI: Monarch Crime Scene Investigators

Lila K, Cordelia S, Jadyn W

Our 4th grade class reared Monarchs this fall. We noticed the larvae grew well the first few weeks, then many of them demised. We brought in the MCSI, Monarch Crime Scene Investigators, to help solve the puzzle!

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