The 7th grade geography program has an interesting display outside the classrooms. The board is filled with the names of jobs and careers that use geography. By studying this it is clear that there are very few professions that do not.
The students in all the science classes have been learning what constitutes a good science experiment and how to follow the scientific method. An interesting display on the second floor deals with the “Case of the Polluted Stream.” The students identified the problem, developed a hypothesis, wrote an experiment, and commented on the analysis and conclusions.
The 7th grade English classes had a display of student skits written by them based on a piece of art that they selected. The activity was “The Art of Asking Questions.” This project based activity answered the driving question, “How can we represent one art form with another?”
The other bulletin boards included pictures of world history leaders from Islam, India, Europe, Africa, China, and the Americas. A calendar was posted to help students navigate through the rotating schedule. And finally there is a display urging students to “Unlock Your Potential in the STEM Academy.”
Students love to see their work on display for others to admire and enjoy. We hope to have several events during the year for students to present their work in art, the sciences, and the humanities. The STEM advisory boards will be meeting in October and all teachers will be invited to briefly describe their curricula and programs.