During February and early March, North Branch Middle Schoolers studied wind energy and designed their own turbines. Their knowledge and designs were put to the test on March 9th at the KidWind Regional Challenge at James Madison University. After learning about wind energy as a class, the students combined into three teams. These groups worked […]
The 5th and 6th graders put their engineering, construction, and problem-solving skills to work building bridges. First, they chose a type of bridge – truss, suspension, beam, cantilever, arch, cable-stayed – and researched the pros and cons of the design and actual bridges constructed in that style. Then, with simple materials the students built their […]
Optional outdoor activities began this week as a supplement to online learning. The goal is to have some fun, physically distant, social time for children. It’s been so great to hear the sound of children’s laughter echoing all over campus as they played on the playground, explored the gardens, observed insects under the microscope, and […]
On March 18th, Senior & Middle School science teachers Maggie and Smith released 133 native brook trout they and their science students raised as part of the Trout in the Classroom program. The first photo shows students testing the aquarium water earlier in the year. This project gave students the chance to observe, measure, and […]
As part of their unit on energy, North Branch Middle School students created posters illustrating and explaining various types of energy. Enjoy their renderings!