Great Job at Global Connections Art & Essay Competition

Congratulations to Brian Shoffeit and Andrew Sauer who were both recognized this past weekend at the Global Connections Art and Essay Contest Awards Ceremony at Clayton State University! Brian won Honorable Mention for his essay, and Andrew won 2nd place for his essay.  Both students received a monetary prize. There were almost 2000 entries for this competition and it featured entries from 5 different states, so to be recognized in this competition is quite the accomplishment!  Congratulations Brian and Andrew!”

Fulton Science Academy Private School
Fulton Science Academy Private School

Congratulations to Model United Nations Team



Congratulations to the FSA Model UN Team!  They competed at their last full team competition at  Centennial High School Invitational on Friday, March 22, 2013.  The team did very well, and several students were honored for this individual achievements.  The list of individuals who were recognized are as follows:
In the UNICEF Committee: 
Honorable Mention to Cuba- represented by Alperen Aydin
In the UNHRC Committee: 
Outstanding Delegate to Thailand- represented by Beyza Akgun.
Honorable Mention to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland- represented by Vikram Ruppa-Kasani, 
Honorable Mention to Palestine- represented by Brian Shoffeit.  
In the WHO Committee:
Outstanding Delegate to Japan-represented by Caroline Wittschen
Honorable Mention to Iran- represented by Aditya Choudhari.  
In the UNSC Committee: 
Honorable Mention to Guatemala- represented by Nuri Ozer
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Congratulations to all of you, and to the entire team for a job well done this year! Our last competition will be in New York City April 10-13, 2013.  Good luck to the ten students who will be representing Sweden at this competition.”

Four Students Advanced to State Media Festival


We have received the great news that all four of our middle school students competed at Regional Media Festival won Superior Rating and qualified to compete at the state level on May 3rd, 2013. The state competition will be held at Clayton County Schools S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center. We wish good luck to our students at the State Level. These students are Erin Machado (8th Grade), Alex Atchison (8th Grade), Araneesh Pratap (7th Grade) and Vikram Ruppa-Kasani (7th Grade). Congratulations to these students, their parents and our coach Mr. Kaya.

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We strongly recommend that students interested in media festival should visit last year’s International Media Festival results on this website (http://www.ismf.net/judging-results) and see the winning projects. It will be inspiring to watch all these winning projects at the international level.

Elementary Students Love Hands-On Science Club

Students have recently been exploring eggs in Science Club.  A few weeks ago we put eggs in vinegar and made predictions about what may happen to the egg. Today we observed that the outer egg shell was dissolved by the vinegar leaving behind only a thin membrane to hold the egg intact.  Students got to feel, observe up close with flashlights and magnifying glasses, and even gently bounce the egg! The outside membrane was soft, smooth, wet, and rubbery according to student observation.  Then we decided to see how high we could get the egg to bounce before breaking.  We started at 2 inches and then it broke! 

 

To explore at home with the “naked egg” experiment, check out this link:
 

Elementary Students Enjoy Hands-On Science Club

Science club recently explored buoyancy in an “eggcellent” experiment! Fresh and salt water was discussed and students were asked to predict which cup of water would float an egg.  Students recorded their predictions on data sheets and then tested each glass of water.  Students concluded that since fresh water is less dense,  objects will float more easily in the dense salt water.  Try out this easy experiment at home! 


Elementary Reading Club is Fun!

Reading club recently read several books about the desert.  To extend learning, students made desert animals and cacti from salt dough.  Students used the stories as inspiration while shaping their turtles, snakes, etc.  After the salt dough dried student painted their creations.  Salt dough is easy to make and a great way for students to make sculptures, hand prints or beads.  The link below details a great salt dough recipe to try out at home! 


How Does Sound Board Work?

Last week 3rd graders  learned about sound board with a fun and engaging experiment called “chicken in a cup”. The vibrations from the string would be almost silent without the cup. When you use the cup, it spreads the vibrations and amplifies them. Pianos and music boxes use wood to act as a sounding board to make the instrument louder. 


For more information about sound boards, please see the video on the following website :http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/videos/video-chicken_cup.php