We love watching our children fall in love with reading. ... Read More about Students enjoy a good book anytime!
Shane taught a lesson on substances that change directly from solid to gas - otherwise known as sublimation or fun with dry ice ... Read More about Science with Shane – sublimation
As an introduction to our Chemistry Unit, students did a blind taste test, and tried to identify items by sound only, smell only and feel only. All matter has distinguishing properties. We will soon be distinguishing items by density, magnetism, solubility, melting and boiling point. ... Read More about Mystery tastes
In science club this week, students made models of strands of Poly(ethenol) using gum drops as their carbons and marshmallows as their hydrogen. Then they made their own real polymers, by creating an aqueous calcium chloride solution and using it to crosslink a solution of sodium alginate.What fun. ... Read More about Science Club
The 6th graders in our school are responsible to teach the class about something of interest to them. This month's "Science with Shane" lesson was about how soap works. The experiment included dish soap, food coloring and 3 kinds of milk: skim, 2% and whole milk. ... Read More about Science with Shane
To support our study of North Carolina history this year, our elementary class families took a field trip to Biltmore Estates in Asheville, NC. Students learned about the history and logistics of running a 125,000 acre estate. They also got to see up close the equipment used at the turn of the ... Read More about Biltmore Estates