Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Can Mrs. Koch's Class Save Sam?

Poor Sam is a worm that has found himself in a rather unfortunate situation. His boat has capsized and his
life jacket is trapped underneath it! Poor Sam can't swim! His oar, his only means of movement, has fallen
into the rocky waters as well! He now sits perched on top of his capsized boat and he needs our help!
This was an engineering, problem solving, and teamwork activity that required the students to only use the provided paperclips to successfully put Sam (the worm) back in his boat with his life jacket on (a gummy lifesaver) and the oar on top. The kids came up with some great strategies and truly had to work together as a team to problem solve. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

6th Graders are Culinary Engineers!

Mrs. Berg's 6th grade Culinary Engineers designed Solar Ovens in order to cook yummy S'mores with Solar radiation and convection! They enjoyed designing, creating and eating their S'mores!

6th grade science classes have been studying the Engineering Design Process and Heat Transfer. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

CSI: GREEN Charter

The 7th and 8th grade GREEN Charter students in PLTW's Medical Detectives observed, explored, and dissected a sheep's brain!

There are many similarities between the sheep brain and the human brain.  Being able to locate important structures in the sheep brain helps with the  understanding of how structures are related to each other in the human brain.  During the course of the dissection, the students identified different parts of the brain in order to better able to appreciate the development of the human brain.

Harvest Party!

GREEN Charter's garden club planted sweet potatoes last Spring and now they are ready to harvest! The GREEN Charter garden yielded over 100 sweet potatoes! A banner crop for this group of elementary gardeners!

GREEN Kindergartners are Crazy About Chicks!

GREEN Charter's Coop Captain, Mrs. Kilpatrick, has been busy with the kindergarten students and our new chicks!  The students are enjoying raising the chicks until they can be placed in our coop with our rabbit friends. They have been practicing writing and getting crafty with chicks!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GREEN's Trout & Stream Club Learns to Fly Fish

GREEN's Trout & Stream Club spent a beautiful morning with Trout Unlimited members at Table Rock State Park learning about fly fishing. They learned 2 different casting techniques. By the end of the visit the students were casting into Lake Oolenoy trying to catch a fish. Unfortunately the fish were not biting but a great time was had by all.

The club's next outing will be to visit Walhalla's Fish Hatchery and next month they will be wearing waders and fishing in a stream!