North Branch parents are a great classroom resource. Their willingness to share their knowledge and experiences of music, cultures, science, art, history, the natural world, and more are the focus of this #GratiTUdESDAY. Pictured is NBS parent and board member, Reid Harris, Professor of Biology at Blue Ridge Community College, demonstrating the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, […]
Stop by the Big Room to view the Middle Schoolers’ Science Fair projects and ask questions of the scientists.
The science teams returned from Richmond on Saturday. Maggie and her 5th-8th grade science classes were there competing at KidWind, a wind turbine competition. This was Virginia’s first KidWind challenge. From the brochure: “KidWind was founded in 2002 by Michael Arquin, a middle school teacher from Monterey, California….they have helped teachers and students build over […]
At Friday’s assembly, we were delighted to learn that two of the middle schoolers were awarded prizes at the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair, held this past Monday at John Paul Jones Arena. This picture is of an experiment done to determine if girls and boys are more likely to have the same eye colors […]
There will be a more detailed post once I get more information, but I wanted to share this right away. Maggie’s 6th-8th grade science students traveled to the Science Museum of Virginia today to participate in one of KidWind’s National Challenges. The teams took three prizes! The 7th-8th grade team, “North Wind,” took second place […]