Category Archives: middle school science

Weather Unit

7th Grade Earth Science classes studied layers of the earth’s atmosphere using Discovery Education simulations and resources.  Students photographed and identified cloud formations and presented their information in a variety of formats:  Discovery Education’s Board Builder, Prezi, PowerPoint, and Google Slides, … Continue reading

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Lego Chemical Reactions

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Space and the Solar System

7th grade Earth Science students enjoyed an interactive videoconference with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (NCOESC). They explored gravity, life in space, and other concepts through a variety of engaging activities.   Space and Solar System from Pine … Continue reading

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Electric Art Revisited

8th grade science students met the challenge again this year with The Electric Art Project.  See last year’s post here for Mrs. Eng’s description of how she developed the project.   Electric Art Project 2014 from Pine Crest Educational Tech on Vimeo.

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The Electric Art Project

Electricity and Art collided in 8th grade science classes in May.  Science teacher, Victoria Eng, along with teammate Jon Sikora, launched the Electric Art Project which Victoria created ten years ago in collaboration with colleagues at the Archer School for … Continue reading

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Weather Projects

Roselyn Ferguson and Jon Sikora combined their 7th grade science classes to form teams to study specific weather systems. Each team had to create a lesson plan and teach the content to the class. Lesson plan requirements included: an introduction … Continue reading

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6th Grade Life Science Project

Wisconsin Fast Plant Project Part 1. Every spring, Life Science instructor Susan Vicelli introduces 6th graders to the 40 day life cycle of the Brassica Rapa.      Seeds harvested from the prior year make a new beginning as students … Continue reading

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