Little Red School House
The Little Red School House Award is presented to a school district that is selected for implementing the most significant, innovative and successful education program or project.
The Little Red School House 2018 Winner
PIERRE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Bringing the coastline to land locked South Dakota. Science in Pierre just got that much more global with the latest technology in coral aquarium ecosystems. When 5th grade teacher Kyle Falk was looking to involve his students in a yearlong class project he found it in starting a saltwater coral aquarium. Since no other aquarium exists within the five state region and located over a thousand miles from the closest coast, Mr. Falk reached out and worked with companies and marine biologists from all over the United States, to start the aquarium. Students are responsible for the water tests and feedings. Currently, math students use the aquarium to calculate volumes, ratios and fractions. In reading, the aquarium is used for observation, writing and research. The goal is to skype with other 5th grade classrooms in the district and around the state. The students also plan to skype with marine biologists.