Students travel back in time to WWII era

Bedford County, Va. (WDBJ7) A little rain couldn't stop these student from learning about science in Bedford.

Third graders at Bedford Elementary stopped by the D-Day Memorial to learn what it was like on the homefront during World War II. Students got a lesson on victory gardens and how they were used to grow food during the war.

"The come out and they learning about gardening itself. So they're learning tangible skills they can carry on for the rest of their lives. With soil and how plants grow and what they need to grow," said D-Day Memorial Associate Director for Programming and Events, Maggie Mitchell.

As a treat, students got to make dirt cups using pudding, oreos and gummy worms to learn about soil and planting.