March 31, 2012
Sunset Elementary School first-graders Paityn Cox, left, and Grace Baker, right, hold up their hands to show how big a plant the size of a dinner plate might be during a webinar Tuesday morning in Cheryl Arnett’s class. Her students are learning about water through an initiative that connects them with students in Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan.
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How does water get from the river to the tap? Finding the answer to that and other water-related questions has transported a group of Sunset Elementary School first-graders across the world — virtually, at least. With help from the Internet, Cheryl Arnett’s students are learning about water sources, water rights and conservation with students from around the globe.