Month: October 2013
3rd Grade Students Enjoyed Making Ecosystem in Water Bottle Project
7th Grade Life Science Students Extracted DNA
Life Science students extracted DNA from strawberries in lab today. Ripe strawberries are an excellent source for extracting DNA because they are easy to pulverize and contain enzymes called pectinases and cellulases that help to break down cell walls. And most important, strawberries are octoploid. This means that they have eight copies of each type of chromosome so there is a lot of DNA to isolate. (We are diploid with two copies of each chromosome)
Students observed first hand that DNA is in the food that they eat and learned a simple method to extract DNA and why each step of that method is necessary due to the complex organization of DNA in cells.
Fulton Science Academy Math Team Won 1st Place at Rockdale Math Competition
Please see the ranking of overall middle school results below:
Rank School Total Score
1 Fulton Science Academy Private School 160
2 Sculley Academy 149
3 Wesleyan 128
4 Webb Bridge 121
5 Crews 117
6 Blackmon Road 115
7 Chamblee 112
8 Stratford 111
9 Immaculate Heart of Mary 104
10 Five Forks 85
11 Eastside Christian 85
12 Providence Christian 69
13 Mt. Pisgah Christian 69
14 Tattnall Square 62
15 Champion 59
16 Davidson Fine Arts 53
17 Darlington 47
18 Soli Deo Gloria 34
FSA Math Olympiad students who attended this competition includes Hasan Unal, Araneesh Pratap, Brian Shoffeitt, Jean Moorman, Julian Hamelberg, Aditya Choudhari, Vikram Ruppa-Kasani, Mira Mutnick, Elaine Wen, Katherine Li, Charlie Furniss and Karuna Kumar.
Congratulations to these students, their parents and FSA Math Olympiad Team coaches Mr. Tuzen and Mr. Seker for this wonderful achievement. Way to go!
Fulton Science Academy Student Council Sport Equipment Fundraiser
ROBOTICS TEAM STUDENTS ENJOYED THEIR LAKE LANIER CAMP
FSA College Mentorship Program Speaker Series Hosted Leader Stacey Abrams
Fulton Science Academy CMP Speaker Series Hosted Sheriff Thomas Brown
FSA College Mentorship Program Speaker Series started with a wonderful speech from Dekalb Sheriff Thomas Brown last week. Sherif Brown talked about the importance of math & science education and time management. Students truly enjoyed the speech and asked many questions to Sheriff Brown.
FSA Science Olympiad Head Coaches Attended Coaching Academy in Ohio
The Science Olympiad team is gearing up for our first competition at Chattahoochee High School on November 16.
2nd Annual Math Geniuses Competition
Fulton Science Academy Private School
1st Place – 1st Place Medal & $50 Award 1st Place – 1st Place Certificate & $50 Award
2nd Place – 2nd Place Medal & $40 Award 2nd Place – 2nd Place Certificate & $40 Award
3rd Place – 3rd Place Medal & $30 Award 3rd Place – 3rd Place Certificate & $30 Award