Reaching a Blue Milestone

While the transition from elementary school to middle school can be difficult, sixth grader Ezekiel has excelled. He reached his first milestone by quickly earning 15 consecutive days on Blue Level. In order to reach and remain on this level, students must display positive effort in academics and behavior. He says, “Reaching 15 days on Blue was hard because I had to really focus on changing my attitude”. Despite the hard work, he states, “It made me really happy! I was eating cupcakes in my mind to celebrate!”

2018-11-12T15:40:05+00:00November 12th, 2018|

An Architect’s Experience

Students at Cambridge- South Dorchester High School were involved in a hands on Tech Ed activity involving toothpicks and marshmallows! Each student was given an instruction sheet and were encouraged to produce what was pictured or make their own design! Students involved enjoyed this fun activity but how could you not when you’re able to eat marshmallows too! The activity was to go in part of our architect class which we are supplementing for tech ed. The first two chapters were leaning about basic design, foundations, and structure. After two classes of lecture, I thought it would be a neat [...]

2018-10-03T15:26:52+00:00September 17th, 2018|

Extracting DNA in Science Class

By extracting strawberry DNA students were able to see up close and personal deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) strands. Students followed the scientific method and created hypothesis on what they thought would happen. They created a detergent using isopropyl alcohol, dish soap, sodium chloride. The students then used cheese cloth to separate The detergent was added to the liquid solution. Within seconds the students observed DNA strands starting to extract from the liquid molecules.

2018-08-18T04:59:22+00:00June 13th, 2018|

Launching Into Learning

The students have been working on acceleration, speed and velocity. The students calculated the project using the formula distance= velocity x time. To get the basics of how objects move and what forces affect them during movement/flight. Then we started on projectile motion, to give us an understanding of the path of projectiles when launched or shot. To demonstrate these principles well are making catapults of different designs to be used for different targets.

2018-08-18T04:59:33+00:00March 13th, 2018|