Eighth graders finished a nine-week study of Newton’s laws of motion with the engineering challenge of creating a water rocket with a self-deploying parachute. The open fields at the Flowing Wells Campus were the perfect spot for a morning of launches. Students made measurements of how the amount of water in the rocket affected its maximum height and recorded the results in their final lab report.
Third grade students packed in two activities at FWC this week. First, all of the students experienced the awesome Star Lab. Many of the students were able to identify several constellations after their time in the lab. Then they moved on to a STEM challenge related to the classroom novel, My Father’s Dragon. They were challenged to create some type of craft that would transport the main character, Elmer, to Wild Island. All of the crafts easily drifted down the creek with Elmer in tow.
On Thursday, December 7th First Graders bundled up and loaded up their backpacks for an all day trip to our Flowing Wells Campus. We used thermometers to measure and record air and water temperature, and created personal weather wheels. We had our reading and writing lessons there, took a nature walk where we tracked animal prints, and had fruit, vegetable, and kale salads for lunch that were prepared by our first graders.
Fourth grade had a great day at the FWC property on before the Thanksgiving Break. Students participated in team building activities. They were challenged to build a shelter for a Pilgrim. Groups built rabbit covers for the gardens. The weather was beautiful and everyone had loads of fun.
Second grade (A) has been working on their four garden beds at Flowing Wells. This past week they used their math skills to measure the square feet in each bed to determine the amount of space each plant would need to grow. They also measured the depth of the moisture in each bed to see if they were getting enough water from the sprinklers.
We are keeping our fingers crossed they rain will soon be coming our way.