Middle School: Washington DC



Wow! What a trip! Memories were made, bucket list items were checked off, and blisters were popping. Here’s a brief rundown of our fun.

Tuesday: After a long train ride, everyone was excited to explore! We checked into the hotel and headed out for the National Archives Museum. Afterward, we enjoyed a yummy dinner from District Taco before heading out on our walking tour of monuments and memorials. Everyone was looking forward to this because students acted as our tour guides. In the weeks leading up to the trip, students partnered, researched, and wrote a brief blurb about the monuments: history, architecture, and significance. At each stop, we had the groups read their writing to the group. We saw the White House, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.

Wednesday: A busy day began with breakfast at the hotel buffet and Capitol Hill. It was really busy due to the impending vote on the debt ceiling. First, Congressman Van Orden approached our group and introduced himself. Then he led us to an off-limits location in the front of the Capitol building for a photo op! We then had a tour of the Capitol before heading to the Supreme Court for a lecture about how it functions. We were able to sit right in the courtroom for the lecture. After lunch, we headed to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. That evening we went to Carmine’s Restaurant for an Italian dinner and then off to the Escape Rooms. Half completed a mission as 007 agents, and the other half had to destroy DNA samples of dinosaurs in a Jurassic Park theme. We may not have escaped, but we had fun trying!

Thursday: We had another incredible day at the museums. The first stop was the Hirshhorn Museum of Modern Art. The students really enjoyed this, and we were able to cover most of the museum. Next, we were off to the Spy Museum. This was a favorite for many. We were given undercover identities and had a mission to complete as we went through the exhibits. What a great, interactive museum! Finally, we headed to the Smithsonian Museum of Africa American History and Culture. We all wished we had more time here, as there was so much to see, from historical exhibits to music, education, sports, entertainment, etc. It would have taken a full day to see it all! Next, we went back to the hotel, and the students went to the rooftop pool. Then, they enjoyed pizzas until the pool closed for the evening. Next, a small group went with Mrs. Lamb on a 4-mile sunset run around the National Mall and monuments, and the rest of the students went to the National Mall in front of the Capitol for games. They played tag and frisbee until after dark, and the runners joined them.

Friday: Departure day! After a leisurely breakfast, we packed and cleaned, then had time for a quick walk to the National Mall. Some students stopped for souvenirs, then we played games briefly before our departure to Union Station.

Thank you for trusting us with your children. They were well-mannered, respectful of all of the sites’ rules, and made us proud. It was truly a trip to remember.

Middle School: Week In Review

We are approaching the end of May, and it has been a great week of learning and looking forward to next week’s trip.

First of all, the Middle School teachers want to congratulate this year’s 8th-grade class on their successful Expert Presentations this past Monday. The culmination of five months of research, writing, and practice, the 8th grade delivered 15-30 minute presentations to an audience of faculty, families, and peers. Without the use of a podium, students commanded the stage. They educated the crowd on the following topics: The Great White Way: A History of Broadway, The Final Verdict: Reality TV Court v. The Official Courtroom, The Power of the Present: How Social Control Affects Teenagers, and “You Never Thought That Hip Hop Would Take it This Far”: An Evolution of A Genre. It was a truly impressive evening. Bravo, Class of 2023!


In the Pre-Transition math class, students concluded their learning of Chapter 8 and wrote their last unit test of the school year. This class has studied dividing fractions, reciprocal values, and solving ratios from a word problem. This class also started working on the end-of-the-year project titled Dream Vacation. Students randomly selected a budget amount to plan their dream vacation and will be required to pick a destination. This project includes calculating all travel expenses, planning meals, and constructing a 3D model of a famous landmark they “plan” to see on their vacation.
In the Transition math class, students were excited to start building their GeomCity project. This project includes creating a mini dictionary with the geometry terminology in the Chapter 11 glossary; constructing a 3D cityscape with a cylinder, prisms, and pyramids; and picking a unique theme for their new town. Students will have until June 9th to complete this project and present the final draft to their peers.
In the Algebra math class, students received mini lessons on factoring polynomials and learned to complete the square in a binomial. In addition, students started solving part one of their Escape Room end-of-the-year project. Students will need to solve the paper puzzle escape room challenge and then have an opportunity to design their own. This project is due June 9th in order for the other students to have a chance at solving each other’s unique escape rooms.
Make Joke: Who invented arithmetic?……Henry the 1/8

6th-year Earth Science students continue exploring their unit, Formation of the Solar System. This week, students hypothesized how the arrangement of our solar system was created in addition to the spacing between each planet. To do this, students were assigned groups to space out dodgeballs according to the respective distance from each other and the sun. From this, students were able to gain a much better perspective of the length of our solar system and the reasons why planets are in their current locations.

7th-year Physical Science students will begin their new unit, Friction. The objective of this unit is for students to be able to define friction, explain how it relates to kinetic energy and the transfer of energy between objects that are in contact with each other, and describe how friction can affect the motion of an object.
8th-year Life Science students have begun their Body System Project, which consists of dissecting a dogfish shark and sheep brain. Throughout this process, students are encouraged to identify each specimen’s key features related to the concepts learned throughout past units. In addition, students will have opportunities to work with both specimens, referencing diagrams throughout.
6th-grade Humanities students continue to read the class novel, Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. The students have rich discussions about the plot, historical context, and characterization. Poetry Tuesday had students drafting their versions of Nikki Giovanni’s “Knoxville, Tennessee,” a nostalgic poem about summer. This week students also completed their final current events presentations for the year.
7th-grade Humanities classes continue their Powerful Leaders unit and progress to the mid-1900s. They are learning about how the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi Party) gained traction and Adolf Hitler’s rise. Additionally, students are learning the history of Anti-Semitism, stemming from the first millennium. They will read the short memoir, Four Perfect Pebbles, by Marion Blumenthal Lazan, about her and her family’s experience during the Holocaust. Finally, students completed their final current events presentations for the year.
8th-grade Humanities students began the week with Expert Presentations and then spent a day reflecting on the experience. Next, they brainstormed and drafted their graduation speeches. The class also spent a class reading and discussing the U.S. National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” This was accompanied by reading and analysis of U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limon’s poem, “A New National Anthem.”
We are excited to travel to Washington, D.C., next week with the students!

Middle School: Week in Review

Happy Friday! Another great week in Middle School, and we are excited to welcome Upper Elementary and Middle School families to the 8th Grade Expert Presentations on Monday at 6 pm in the Commons.


6th-grade Humanities classes have been exploring the Asian Subcontinent this week. With their completed maps, we used Google Earth to explore capital cities, bodies of water, and areas of interest in each country while discussing their demographics. While in this region, the class is reading Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. This book takes place during 9/11 and discusses both U.S. and Afghani history and culture during this time.

The 7th-grade Humanities class finished their work with Animal Farm this week. They spent a class period giving their planned lesson from their Humanities Rebellion activity last week. The lesson centered around how children of color are affected by racism and included an article from Harvard University, a short video clip from the show “All American,” and prepared discussion questions. They even provided a snack for the class! Finally, students ended the week writing their final essay for Animal Farm. 

The 8th grade exclusively worked on their Expert Presentations this week and was able to practice in the Commons on stage. Tech setup, movements, and eye contact were focused at the end of the week. The students are working hard these days leading up to their final presentation, and they are going to rock!


6th year Earth Science students have finished their unit, Phases of the Moon. Our next unit will be, Formation of our Solar System. Within this unit, students will be able to describe the formation of our solar system and the orbits of the planets in our solar system. Additionally, they will explain the relationship between a planet’s distance from the sun, its length of a year, its orbit duration, and why the inner and outer planets have different sizes and compositions.

7th-year Physical Science students are continuing their work on the unit, Refraction. Students spent the week conducting experiments and representing concepts from our unit, such as how white light refracts through a different medium (prism) to generate a rainbow. They learned how each color represents a different wavelength and frequency, relating it to ultraviolet (U.V.) and infrared light. Students have just begun a laboratory experiment focusing on refracting light from bubbles.
8th-year Life Science students have finished their unit, Circulatory System. Our next unit will be, Digestive System. From this unit, students will be able to describe the process and function of digestion and the organs involved, create a digestive system model, and explain how food moves through the alimentary canal.
In the Pre-Transition math class, students explored different ways to solve proportions. This class can solve proportions in real-world situations, divide mixed numbers, and solve for an unknown variable in an equation of A.X. =B. They will conclude their learning of Chapter 8 next week and introduce the year-end project.
In the Transition math class, students concluded their learning of chapter 10 and can successfully understand linear equations. This week, they worked with distance-time graphs and wrote creative stories to match a given graph. In addition, students practiced translating situations of linear combinations and can now rearrange equations in the form y=mx+b.
In the Algebra math class, students have shown an excellent understanding of polynomials. This class can find common monomial factors, multiply polynomials using a FOIL technique, and expand problems involving a difference of squares.
Math Joke: I like Linear Algebra…… It’s straightforward!
Enjoy the weekend!

Middle School: Week in Review

Another beautiful week here at FWM. The teachers have been enjoying watching the middle school kids start games of kickball and frisbee out on the field. We will definitely be bringing a frisbee to Washington, D.C., with us! Look for a packing list for the trip; it will be sent out soon.

8th-grade Expert Presentations will happen on Monday, 5/22, at 6 pm in the Commons. All MS students and families are encouraged to come and support their peers as they give their final presentation of their Fraser Woods career as a student! 


6th-grade Humanities classes completed essay drafts as their culminating writing piece for The Eye of Ra. They composed essays demonstrating the change in the protagonist, John, over the course of the novel. Next, students completed maps of the geographical region of Subcontinental Asia as the class began their final novel, Shooting Kabul. This book will have students examining Afghani culture, in particular.

7th grade completed the novel Animal Farm this week. In conjunction with the novel, we studied Russian history as Russia changed to the USSR following the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. The students completed an assignment called Animal Farm: Who’s Who, in which students evaluate each character and identify who or what they represent in Russian history. In the end, the class went over it, and the students could see if their educated guesses were correct! Next, they had a Humanities Rebellion and overthrew Mrs. Lamb. Then, they needed to establish how they would run the Humanities class. If a cohesive plan is formed by the end of the week, they can run the class one day next week.

8th grade is in the second round of feedback and revisions of their Expert Projects. They are heading into their final week of practice, and their hard work since January is really showing.


6th-year Earth Science students continued working on their unit, Phases of the Moon. Students were asked to collaborate to create and artistically represent a poem/song that details how a moon transitions through its phases. Once each group finished their project, the work was presented to the class. Students have been able to apply their background knowledge of this unit by referencing their observations of different moon phases on clear nights.

7th-year Physical Science students have continued their work on the unit, Refraction. In class, we have established key terms and vocabulary for the unit, which numerous hands-on experiences have accompanied. Students have demonstrated how a laser beam behaves through different mediums and how white light diffuses to create a rainbow when traveling through a prism. Students have begun illustrating how a rainbow is formed after representing their own earlier in the week.
8th-year Life Science students are working on the unit, Circulatory System. Students have been doing a great job asking questions about the importance of the circulatory system (heart, blood vessels) in our daily lives/activities. Students were asked to illustrate a cross-section of the human heart, labeling and identifying the main components and the path which blood flows through.
In the Pre-Transition math class, students are learning about ratios and proportions. We covered topics such as dividing fractions and converting improper numbers to mixed numbers. This class learned about the properties of reciprocals, and they can now use the division of fractions and mixed numbers in real-world situations.
In the Transition math class, students continued to practice graphing linear equations and inequalities on a coordinate grid. This class can also understand linear statements in the form Ax + By = C and Ax + By < C. Next week students will conclude their learning of chapter 10 and begin the final year-end project of building a geometry cityscape with 3D nets.
In the Algebra math class, students are eager to learn about multiplying polynomials and expanding squares of binomials. This class can classify all polynomials and degree values and rearrange a polynomial in standard form. Next week, students will write the chapter 11 assessment and finish their learning for the year with chapter 12 in the UCSMP textbook.
Make Joke:

What did the cubic function say to the second-order polynomial?………….. Nice quads

Have a beautiful weekend, Middle School Community!

Middle School: Week in Review

It’s hard to believe that we have entered the month of May, our last full month of the school year. There are many exciting events to look forward to, like Expert Night Presentations on Monday, May 22nd at 6 pm and our trip to Washington, D.C., at the end of the month on the 30th.

We enjoyed welcoming grandparents into the classroom last Friday and watching the middle schoolers interact with them was a real pleasure.


6th-year Earth Science students have finished their unit, Tides. Their next unit will be, Phases. From this unit, students will be able to describe the patterns of the moon’s appearance in the sky, describe the moon’s motion in space, and explain the lunar cycle. To fully comprehend many of these objectives, students will participate in numerous hands-on activities, modeling moon phases using food and in-class manipulatives.

7th-year Physical Science students have finished their unit, Reflection. Their next unit will be, Refraction. From this unit, students will be able to design an experiment to test the Refraction of light in water, identify properties of different types of lenses, and describe why light refracts when it travels from one medium to another. In addition, we will conduct experiments that represent how the Refraction of light is around us and the real-life applications of this knowledge daily.
8th-year Life Science students have finished their unit, Nervous System. Their next unit will be the Circulatory System. From this unit, students will be able to describe the function of the circulatory system, create a drawing to illustrate the path of circulation in the body, know the difference between veins, arteries, and capillaries, and understand the structure and function of the heart.
In the Pre-Transition math class, students reviewed concepts for Chapter 7 and took a formal assessment for this chapter. Students reviewed how to divide decimals, perform long division, write the prime factorization of a number, and practice how to divide negative numbers. They also started to explore Chapter 8 and discovered the reciprocal of a fraction and how to divide negative fractions.
In the Transition math class, students began learning about linear equations and inequalities. They discovered how to plot ordered pairs on a coordinate grid, solve 2-step equations, and graph a linear regression based on a real-world word problem. Students concluded the week by translating situations of constant increase or decrease that lead to sentences of ax + b = cx + d.
In the Algebra math class, students were excited to investigate polynomials and can properly classify a monomial, binomial, or trinomial expression. In addition, this class can collect like terms in a complex number sentence and FOIL ( use the distributive property), two binomial statements.
Make Joke: Why did the polynomial tree fall over?………………. It didn’t have any real roots.


With the 6th-grade Humanities class finishing their class novel, The Eye of Ra, last week, they completed culminating activities surrounding the book. First, they wrote a reaction to the novel using a few guided questions to help them. Then, they had a wrap-up discussion using the reactions as their guide. Next, students wrapped up their group writing of the last chapter and discussed how their predicted endings either did or did not happen. Finally, students began an essay examining the change in the novel’s protagonist, John. The 6th grade also completed a unit of vocabulary this week.

The 7th grade continued their class novel, Animal Farm, and also continued to learn the historical context behind it. They specifically learned about the October Revolution of 1917 and key players during and right after this time. Specifically, the class learned about Nikolai Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin. At the end of the week, students were asked to identify which characters in the book were representative of historical figures of Russian history. The 7th grade also completed a unit of vocabulary this week.

The 8th grade had a busy week with both expert presentations and history. They began their first run-throughs of their expert presentations and received a first round of feedback. Next, students continued reading their class novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here. This week’s chapters mentioned Indian Boarding Schools, so we spent time discussing what they were and how the progression of movement of the Native Americans in the U.S. and treaties being created led to these schools that attempted to change the culture of Native Nations in youngsters. Finally, we read the Declaration of Independence, which mentioned the British legislation imposed on the colonists following the Seven Years’ War and the Boston Tea Party. Students researched and presented these last week.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Middle School: Week in Review

Spring is a great time of year in the Middle School. The students are in their routines, working through material, collaborating with classmates, checking in with teachers, and continuing to connect with their younger peers. The 8th grade recently submitted the first drafts of their expert project research essays, and they are beginning to work on their presentations. For them, the imminence of the end of the year and time at Fraser Woods is most obvious. It is during this time that the best memories can happen between friends and peers. With our end-of-year trip approaching and other exciting middle school traditions on the horizon, we are all looking forward to the next 6 1/2 weeks before summer begins.

Here’s how the week went in MS classrooms:


6th-grade students presented their current events during the first half of the week. They gave informative overviews of important issues and asked thoughtful questions that led the class into discussion. The 6th grade also completed their class novel, The Eye of Ra, by Ben Gartner, this week. This novel is the first in The Eye of Ra series and surrounds characters being immersed in an ancient civilization. This book was a great launching point for Ancient Egyptian history and helped students understand the social order and values of this culture. It also proves how pieces of the past evolve into the present. Finally, tied into our weekly poetry, students looked at Lewis Carroll’s “The Jabberwocky.” They discussed how it is possible to develop meaning and images in their minds with words that have no actual meaning. They also created a visual representation of the poem using their own understanding of the text.

7th-grade Humanities students also began the week with current events presentations. They also continued to briefly explore the countries of Europe by looking at their geography and architecture. Then in continuation of last week’s World War I overview, students looked closer at Russia, its involvement in the war, and the political upheaval that occurred during and after that time. The class began reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which is a political allegory of this time period. Students will make parallels between the farm, its characters, and Russian history.

The 8th-grade submitted drafts of their expert project essays at the start of the week. Then, they continued reading their class novel, If I Ever Get Out of Here. To understand the circumstances of the protagonist, a member of the Tuscarora Nation who lives on the reservation in the 1970s, students have to go back in history. As we discuss the movement and removal of Native nations in the late 18th and 19th centuries, we are first discussing the American Revolution and the events that led to the formation of the U.S. Students researched and created presentations of these causes. Next, we will discuss the Revolution’s outcomes, the formation of the Constitution, and how both Natives and enslaved Africans were affected by these.


In the Pre-Transition math class, students concluded their learning of Chapter 7 in the UCSMP textbook. This chapter covered topics such as dividing positive and negative numbers, identifying whether a simple fraction equals a terminating or repeating decimal, and dividing decimals using long division strategies.

In the Transition math class, students were excited to learn about similar figures and used proportions to solve for unknown side lengths. They reviewed concepts such as dividing mixed fractions and manipulating single-step algebraic equations. This class took the Chapter 9 unit test and will begin learning Chapter 10 next week in class.
In the Algebra math class, students enjoyed learning about nonlinear systems of equations and practiced shading the solution area in a system of linear inequalities. This class has learned a variety of solving techniques in order to find either one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions.  Students wrote the Chapter 10 cumulative unit test and will begin exploring Chapter 11 next week.
Make Joke: What is a butterfly’s favorite subject in school?……..Mothematics

6th-year Earth Science students are continuing their work on the unit Tides. Students spent the week creating an artistic representation that detailed how the moon affects the tidal pattern as it revolves around the Earth. Students were asked to identify a coastal area familiar to them and create a graph that is representative of the fluctuating high and low tides. Students have also been able to create connections between the correlation of moon phases and tidal patterns.

7th-year Physical Science students are continuing their work on Reflection. They spent the week identifying the differences between convex, concave, and flat surfaces. Students performed a laboratory experiment that tested how different reflective surfaces affected the temperature of the water. Students were provided three different reflective surfaces (cymbal, aluminum foil, mirror), reflecting the sunlight towards a set volume of water inside a beaker. The initial and final temperatures were recorded and later analyzed, allowing students to assess which reflective surface provided the greatest or least change in temperature.
8th-year Life Science students completed their 3-D model representations of a neuron this week. Each student did a great job artistically representing their interpretation and labeling of a neuron. Some students constructed theirs using the glowforge, while others carved theirs out of styrofoam. Another student was able to represent a neuron using a 3-D resin printer from home. Each of the students’ representations includes a detailed description of the key parts of a neuron that are put on display outside the science room. The class will be covering the circulatory system for our next unit.
Enjoy the weekend! Hope to see you at the Gala!

Middle School: Week in Review

This week, the Middle School enjoyed having Upper El students visit with them. They joined science and humanities classes with grade 6 and traveled with a blended group for math and art. Also, they joined the middle school whole group for recess. The teachers enjoyed getting to know the rising 6th graders and look forward to them joining us next year. Read on to learn what else went on in our classes this week.


Grade 6 students are focused on Ancient Egypt this week! They are two-thirds of the way through their class novel, The Eye of Ra. This book follows siblings who accidentally become transported to Egypt and part of the building process of the Pyramid of Djoser. Over the last couple of weeks, the class has learned about the social structure of Egypt and the significance of pyramids. They have learned about specific figures in history relating to these as well. In groups, the class was given the following assignment: In the writing style of Ben Gartner (author), write the book’s next chapter as if it is the last. Students identified the four items needing to be resolved, and the groups wrote four different endings. Students have also completed a unit of vocabulary and will present current events on Monday,

Grade 7 classes have been working on the unit, Powerful European Leaders. They identified what they feel are qualities of a great leader based on observations of people they consider to be leaders or mentors in their lives and what they have observed in the world. Then, students completed a brief overview of World War I: who was involved, causes, major events, and resolution. Finally, we looked at the geography of Europe. The class completed a modern-day political map of the European continent and looked at maps from 1914, at the start of WWI, and 1919, after WWI ended. In addition to current events, the class is excited to learn more about Russian History during WWI and begin George Orwell’s Animal Farm next week!

Grade 8 students spent the week working on their expert project drafts, which were due at the end of the week. In addition, the class reviewed how to use in-text citations and develop works cited pages. Mrs. Lamb is excited about the project’s next phase, which is developing the presentation!


6th-year Earth Science students have begun the unit Tides. From this unit, students will be able to explain what tides are, explain what causes high tide and low tide, describe the difference between high tide and low tide, explain the relationship between the sun, moon, and Earth concerning tides, describe how Earth’s rotation affects tides, understand that tides are cyclical and therefore predictable, and design a model to investigate tides.

7th-year Physical Science students are on the unit, Reflection. From this unit, students will be able to design an experiment to test the reflectivity of different materials, identify key characteristics of different types of mirrors, and describe how light reflects off different surfaces. In addition, students have begun creating illustrations of how their reflections differ while looking at a spoon, applying their working knowledge of convex and concave lenses.
8th-year Life Science students are currently in the unit, Nervous System. From this unit, students will be able to understand the parts of the nervous system, explain the structure and function of neurons, understand how nerve impulses travel through the body, and conduct simple experiments to help explain nerves, nerve impulses, and stimuli. Students have already begun creating a 3-D model representation of a neuron, including labeling and identifying key parts.


In Pre-Transition math class, students were happy to be investigating Chapter 7 and learning about integer division. This week, they discovered prime factorization tree diagrams, how to use different long division strategies, and decided if a decimal is terminating or repeating. They concluded the week by discussing dividing negative numbers and using fact triangles to solve for missing variables in a single-step division question.
In Transition math class, students worked through different exercises focused on division. This class learned how to solve problems involving proportions, and they can now find missing lengths in similar figures. In addition, students can represent multiplication and division-related facts with a fact triangle and successfully divide fractions with variables.
In the Algebra math class, students are continuing to explore solving systems of linear equations. They have covered a variety of strategies, such as solving by graphing, solving by substitution, and solving by elimination (adding, subtracting, or multiplying). This class can also determine if a system has one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions based on the slope and y-intercept of the given equation.
As a reminder, all classes will have their respective unit tests next week to summarize their current chapter. Therefore, I encourage all students to practice long-term study habits to prepare for the upcoming assessment.
Make Joke: Swimmers love one kind of math more than all others; what is it? ……………Dive-ision!
Have a wonderful weekend, Middle School community!

Middle School: Toys’ Adventure & Science Fair

What a beautiful week! Students spent time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and were able to return to outdoor lunches.

The middle school has had two exciting events since returning from spring break that we want to highlight: The Middle School play and Science Fair.

First, thank you for coming and supporting our middle school production of the original play, Toys’ Adventure! Seeing the words that students write come to life on stage is always a highlight. All of their hard work with memorizing lines, remembering their blocking, creating the set pieces, and changing the set during the play all culminated in two successful performances. Additionally, it is a joy to listen to the students talk about the process of writing and executing the play in the question-and-answer segment following the show. The students saw every piece of what it takes to put on a show, including setting up and breaking the set. All culminated with a reflective activity and an ice cream party.

Next, the 6th-year Earth Science and 7th-year Physical Science students presented their science fair research projects. Students could choose a concept from their science tech book or related field in either earth or physical science. Then, students formatted their research based on the scientific method, stating the problem/question, identifying their hypothesis, formatting research, compiling data, analyzing results, and providing a conclusion.

Topics for the 6th year Earth Science class were “How Was the Solar System Created?” “Wind Turbine Efficiency,” “Why do Coastal Redwoods Grow So Tall?” “Rocket Efficiency,” “How Does Density Affect Seismic Waves?” “How are Galaxies Classified?” “Engineering Behind Bridge Design,” and “Retrofitting Buildings to Withstand Earthquakes.” The 7th-year Life Science students’ topics were “Kinetic vs. Potential Energy,” “Heat and Pressure,” “Science Behind Acrylic Nails,” and “Titanium vs. Wood Golf Drivers.”

Every student did an excellent job researching, formatting their poster board, and presenting their topic to friends and family.

Enjoy the weekend!