Gary Jones came into the lab to revive an oldie-but-goodie teacher demonstration: Lifting the teacher’s car using a lever. He came into the lab during his free period to cut the wood, and had students calculate where the fulcrum should be to lift the car. Then they went out to the parking lot to try … More Science Students Lift a Car!
In 7th grade Human Biology, students study the cells, tissues, and organs that make us who we are, but they also study basic first aid and rescue skills to help others. Ellen LaGrone, the school’s head nurse, asked if we could make arm models for a tourniquet practice session with facilities and security staff on … More Building Models for First Aid/Tourniquet Practice
6th grade science students are making light up food webs to demonstrate how one organism lost in the chain will affect all the others in the ecosystem. When all of the LEDs light up, it shows a diverse, healthy ecosystem, but as LEDs (or organisms) die, others LEDs fail to illuminate. Next week, the students … More Lighting Up A Food Web
6 Westminster teams won GOLD at the Atlanta Regional Science Fair and will continue onto the state competition at the University of Georgia March 22-24. Nithya Guthikonda – Discovering the Effect of Additives on ProbioticsDara Watkins and Katherine Johnson – Piezoelectric Vibration Creation Stephen Shin and Aran Sonnad-Joshi – Cyclometer Will Jenkins – Robotic Tennis … More WildCats Achieve Gold at Atlanta Regional Science Fair
Gifs are short video clips that repeat on an endless loop. For the first time this semester, students making presentations in my 7th grade science class used gifs to demonstrate content. For example, here is a gif of a hinge joint in the elbow. Instead of using a static photo, a gif beautifully shows the … More Making Gifs
The 8th grade Science Fair is definitely my favorite academic event of the year, and the 2017 candidates absolutely impressed the judges. Will Jenkins loves to play tennis and realized that tennis balls need to be assessed by professional hands to determine if they should be reused. He did hundreds of tests to determine the … More SCIENCE FAIR!!
We are only weeks away from the end of Fall 2017, and that means deadlines are quickly approaching for semester course projects. Office Hours is a bustling hub of activity!! Here’s a few things that were happening today! Science Fair & Shark Tank Economics Students work all semester to research and develop their ideas, write … More End of Semester Crunch Time!
A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law made me this tumbler with my name and school logo on it. How did she make those amazing stickers? The Cricut machine! After testing out one, we ordered 2 more! I had my 7th grade science students use the Cricut Air to make lettering, stencils, and cut-outs for their … More Crazy for Cricut!