Friday, September 16, 2016

Excitement and Intrigue with Mr. Sonmez


Mr. Sonmez creates exciting Science experiments and displays that challenge our students to ask and explore. It is always fun listening to students ponder and react to the many activities that Mr. Sonmez presents to GREEN Charter students!

From building towers, exploring air pressure and surface tension, or observing paper helicopter blades, Science with Mr. Sonmez is engaging!

Marshmallow Challenge

Students in Mrs. Payne's PLTW Engineering Classroom focused on utilizing the engineering design process in order to work collaboratively and design the tallest Marshmallow Tower. They were hoping to add chocolate and a flame for s'mores!

Friday, August 12, 2016

"Watch Out...It's a Category 5 Hurricane, named LeBarron!"

4th and 5th graders in Ms. LeBarron tackled a team building activity utilizing the Engineering Design Process.

The Students' objective was to create the sturdiest "house" with only a stack of index cards and glue sticks that could withstand Hurricane LeBarron. 

Through team work, reasoning, trial & error, and a lot of excitement these students came up with extremely creative homes that could withstand a "LeBarron hurricane" (Ms. LeBarron emulated a hurricane by blowing on each structure.) The students were engaged and showed a lot of enthusiasm as they completed this activity.