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.
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!
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!
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.