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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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Recently, the middle schoolers and sixth graders started reading to the kindergartners on Friday afternoons. They have been reading Kenny and the Dragon, a chapter book about a young rabbit who finds a dragon on the hill next to his house. The middle schoolers have also been working on their identity projects. Identity projects are...
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In middle school we have been working on our personal world identity project. This project goes along with our cycle theme of identity. We have been exploring what our identity means and looking at characteristics of ourselves. We’ve picked different pictures that represent us to show in this art project.
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This week in middle school we started a new humanities unit. We are exploring westward expansion in the U.S in the early-mid 1800’s. We started this by having a lesson on The Trail of Tears. We were very surprised to learn about the terrible tragedies the Native Americans had to endure as they were kicked...
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Because of the rain yesterday, our Carter Farms work brought us inside.  We learned how to pickle different kinds of vegetables.  We had to wash and prepare all the food and measure out the ingredients.  Not all pickling is the same.  We used different recipes that used different vinegar and spices to get different results.
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This week we did a blood lab! We learned about the blood types. They were A, B, AB, and O. We did a lab to see if the blood reacted to antigens. We had to solve a mystery to see if peoples babies at a hospital were mixed up by testing their blood. It was...
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