The students traveled to an enchanted forest, lava-spewing volcanoes, and experienced lovely waterfalls while watching the IMAX film about the content of Africa!. The students explored A Walk Through Time in Georgia, which tells the story of Georgia’s natural history and the development of our planet. The students also participated in hands-on science fun. They enjoyed learning about sound waves, explaining the weather forecast, and just having fun with friends. We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to our parents for helping us make the journey to the museum a success!
To begin the chapter on ecosystems, Mr. Haselden’s Biology I class went to the science lab to complete the pond water experiment. They acquired the pond water from down the street and examined it under a microscope. Students were able to identify the amoeba, volvox and spirogyra.
The spirogyra was thrashing around violently under the slide while the Volvox remained still, except for some moving cilia. The lab was both fun and educational. It reminded the group that biodiversity comes in many forms, including the ones we cannot see with the naked eye.
In September, the students in Mr. Nolen’s U.S. History class studied the founding of colonial America. As part of their study, they prepared projects to present to the class. Each student selected a colonial region, researched information about the colonies in that region, and organized this information for a PowerPoint presentation to give to the class. In this blog, Courtney, Christian, Tim, Logan and Andrea are either researching or presenting their projects. Their projects were informative and creative, and Mr. Nolen was pleased with his students’ effort to learn about this aspect of American history.