Ms. Rice's class has been doing a great job researching electricity, Nikola Tesla, and Thomas Edison. The students were divided into two teams- Tesla and Edison. Today, the students had an epic debate over which figure was more important historically. They did an amazing job, and raised excellent points on both sides. Later, we are building an electric circuit. For the official epic rap battle, check out the link: Tesla vs Edison
Our Digital Dawgs have been doing an amazing job learning about Digital literacy, and creating projects to help spread the message of being smart and safe online. Each 8th grader is paired with a UGA student, and they all got to meet when our students toured the campus on Tuesday. It was a great day!
Ms. Hancock and I are working together in a semester long project, where students are learning about wind energy. The students have researched the benefits and disadvantages of wind power and learned how wind turbines work. Today they practiced creating a basic windmill design.
We just finished a survival research project, where the students were assigned different scenarios, and they researched how to survive. Some examples included, stranded at sea, lost in the desert, crashed in the arctic, and zombies! The students created How to Survive books based on their research. As a test to see how the students would do in a real survival situation, the students had to create the best water filter possible using limited materials. The results varied - but some of the water looked good enough to drink! (not that we did) :)
We had a great time with Ms. Santellan's class! The students researched information about Honduras, and then wrote questions about things they wanted to know more about. We Skyped with an International School in Honduras, and the students asked their questions in Spanish! Great job everyone! We look forward to speaking with them in the future.
During our last morning STEAM session, students created catapults. First, they followed a simple design, and then they could modify it to make the catapults shoot farther or more accurately. We had a great time!! Don't forget to sign up for our next session - we are making Duct Tape roses!
Thanks so much to everybody for participating in the 12 days of comics contest! We were able to give away more than 200 comics to students!! If you are interested in the questions - check out the website: http://12daysofcomics.weebly.com/ Thanks for playing! There may be a chance to win more comics soon! Check back for updates :)