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Mr. Myer’s Physical Science classes played with gummy bears earlier this week! The lab activity teaches students SI (scientific) measurements. They learned to calculate volume, make measurements of mass using the electronic balance, practice making liquid measurements of volume using graduated cylinders, and introduced the concept of making a hypothesis. Basically, they measure the gummy bear, put it in water overnight, and then measure it again and make observations of what happens (increases volume, decreases in density).
This week, students from Mrs. Abshier’s Child Development class planned and created activities for children ages 2-5. Students took turns being head teachers each day and were responsible for all the activities. The “preschool teachers” have a great time along with learning what it might be like to actually work in a day care and have to plan age appropriate activities for preschoolers.
The Norfolk High DECA club conducted a contest in the SSR/Advisory classes as a challenge to see which advisory could raise the most money for the US 92/St. Judes Children’s Hospital Radiothon conducted in late February. The top 3 advisories received prizes from a pizza party, donuts/juice, and candy/juice. The DECA Club is a marketing/management club for those students interested in careers in those areas. The sponsor is Kelly Krueger, a business/marketing teacher at Norfolk High.
All total $1060 was raised and a check was presented to Dave Amick, Program Director/Morning Show Host and Kristi Green, Morning Show Host. The students in the photo are members of the DECA club and members of the 2nd Period Marketing class which put on the contest.
Students from Mrs. Steinkamp’s Advanced Placement Government class helped tie 57 blankets with students at Washington ElementaryTuesday, April 10th, 2012
Twelve students from Mrs. Steinkamp’s Advanced Placement Government class helped tie 57 blankets with students at Washington Elementary on April 3. The blankets are to be given to children at the Wesley Center. The project came about when students applied for a Philanthropy Council grant. The Morning Kiwanis then picked up the request for funds, helping students to accomplish their goal. The high school students met on weekends and evenings to prepare the two-sided blankets for their younger counterparts to tie. They had to match fabrics, cut the blanket tops and bottoms to size and then cut the 1″ slits in the sides. They also prepared a slide show to teach the younger students about the importance of community service in a democratic-republic. After tying the blankets, students retired to juice and cookies. The challenge for the high school students was to prepare all materials to be learned and completed by elementary-age students. When they went to the school, they quickly discovered difficulties with using “big” words and to better assess student skills for such a project. They quickly adapted to working with the children, successfully completing the project and having a great time with the younger students. Special thanks to Morning Kiwanis and the Philanthropy Council for making this project possible. Special thanks also to Mr. Boyer and the staff and students at Washington Elementary for rearranging the schedule and accommodating our crazy idea. WE LOVE YOU, WASHINGTON!!!!