Middle School Science Off to a Busy Start
There was much to be excited about in Science class the first few weeks of school. With a solar eclipse in August, and two hurricanes in September, the world of science was abuzz with activity.
Mrs. Hamilton led the middle school scientists, combining growth mindset labs with current events and acts of goodwill. The students used critical thinking to make a scale model of the solar eclipse they had just experienced before school began. The students collected their used eclipse glasses to send to "Astronomers Without Borders". The glasses will be used in underdeveloped countries to help protect peoples' eyesight during future eclipses.
After studying the science of hurricanes and seeing the devastation imparted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the 7th grade held a fundraiser to help the victims in Houston. They donated the money from their donut sales to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Houston. The money was used to buy cleaning supplies for the neighboring community which was flooded. The lesson on hurricanes wrapped up with the return of beloved Sr. Dee, recalling her experiences of living through numerous hurricanes.