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!















Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hocus Pocus? No.... just MAD SCIENTISTS!

In science experiment club this week the students explored with dry ice. They learned about the proper safety procedures when working with this material and the temperature of dry ice. 

Older students discussed the phases of CO2 vs the phases of H20 and how temperature and pressure effect the substances in different ways. 

Students were able to investigate what happens to dry ice when water is added, and when soapy water is added. Bubbly potions and students equals a ton of fun!







Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Integrating fairy tales with a STEM activity in Kindegarten

Mrs. Kilpatrick's class participated in a Project Lead The Way course about Structures and Functions and Exploring Design.  

Students used the engineering design process to create models of Jack's beanstalk. 

 Their objective was to build the tallest beanstalk possible using pipe cleaners.  

Student documented plans and evaluated their structures in their launch logs (engineering notebooks).