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The 6-8 students have been working very hard on their science projects and just finished them! They have been working on these projects since March and have learned how to plan and persevere through a project. Each student had to come up with an inquiry idea, find literature on the topic for research, develop a...
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The middle school, along with the elementary, attended a field trip to Blue Creek Metropark. This location used to be a jail back in the early 1900’s. Now, it is a restored wetlands and education center. While there students learned about native animals from nature’s nursery, went on a nature walk to learn about native...
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  We have been studying about African American history in our humanities studies. We started by learning about the beginning of slavery and the middle passage. After this, we learned about famous abolitionists such as Fredrick Douglas and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  We then learned about events that led up to the Civil war and the...
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This week some students have been working on their verb poster. Each student had to pick a different verb to study and then explore different parts of it. They learned things such as word origin, active vs. passive voice, moods of verbs, participles, gerunds, and infinitives. When students aren’t working on their verb poster, they...
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This is a picture of us in front of the Back to the Future Car! We loved being able to explore the popnology exhibit at Imagination Station. We learned about all the different ways technology has changed over the years and even how it will look like in the future. Will we have phones with...
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This spring, the middle schoolers are working with the sixth graders on science fair projects. Each student researched about their topic and wrote a background paper, and is now working on writing out the procedure and material list and getting ready to complete the experiment. The students’ experiments range across forensic science, microbiology, psychology, engineering,...
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Last Thursday,  we experienced Newton’s 3rd law of motion in action. We did a “balloon rocket lab” to show how “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” We blew up our balloons as big as they could go and let them go down a string path to see which person’s went the...
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Today we made chocolates for the gala! Mali lead us in how to create and mold each kind of chocolate. We made three different kinds: truffle cranberries, maple fudge with rice crispy, and white and dark chocolate bite with raisins, caramels and coconut. It was a long process to make these delicious treats. We had...
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This week we have started learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion. We learned about how a body at rest stays at rest and a body at motion stays in motion unless acted on by another force. We explored and tested this by completing a lab where we pulled out a sheet of paper from under...
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The middle schoolers have just begun their fourth cycle, Forces of Change. We will learn about scientific forces, types of energy and Newton’s laws for our science unit, which we started on Tuesday. Our first lesson was a review of kinetic and potential energy, and we talked about different types of potential energy, such as...
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