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Marco Trujillo


Webster City, Iowa



Live Curious, Go Beyond your backyard!


I'm an adventurous guy who loves the outdoors. I moved to Monterrey from Cairo, Egypt. I'm starting my 3rd year in the ELEM. When I'm not teaching I can be found in La Huasteca canyon rock climbing or playing with my dog Jack.


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October News

posted Oct 28, 2015, 6:47 AM by Marco Trujillo   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 9:25 AM by Brian Hamm ]


The fifth grade at ASFM recently adventured in the beautiful Huasteca Canyon just outside of Monterrey, Mexico. Students identified examples of erosion and deposition, had question/answer session with an expert geologist from a local university and saw how millions of years impact the earth’s surface. We are very lucky to have such an amazing natural space so close to our campus.

The fifth grade team has been improving the science curriculum over the past few years. A colleague and I took the lead in this endeavor. We wanted to include Problem Based Learning into the Landforms unit. At the time I was living in the Huasteca canyon and the flash flooding that happened each fall was a constant threat.

Students explored and identified the impacts of flash flooding using models, experiments and finally with an excursion to the Huasteca canyon. They were presented with a real, local problem (Huasteca Flooding) and needed to come out with ways to solve it. This lead to further investigations of the impact of slope, water speed and surface material on erosion and deposition.

Student question: How does a solid foundation and river protection impact erosion and deposition?

Student question: How does a solid foundation and river protection impact erosion and deposition?

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