Eighth grade science students have been making photosynthesis bracelets this week, consisting of pieces of leather and six colored beads.  When asked around campus, students explain the photosynthesis process through the significance of the beads.  Students explain that sunlight hits a leaf, then carbon dioxide and water react to form sugar and oxygen.  Because repetition helps concepts stick, science teachers are offering extra credit if students can explain the process to an adult outside the school, who can then write a note stating that the student has done so.  So if you happen to see a WMS eighth grader you know wearing a photosynthesis bracelet, ask them its significance.  By doing so, you might both learn a thing or two about the process.