Team T is participating in a special PBL this year. All core teachers have students working on a part of this in their class. Team T will have to SURVIVE or become INFECTED in a zombie disease outbreak simulation. The physical education teachers had a day where the students participated in survival tests. In science, students dissected brains and eyes! During history, students are learning about castles and creating their own fortitudes with the help of some mathematics. In Language Arts, students are deciding which artifacts would be important to their survival based on historical literature. Currently, students are working on researching zombie-like diseases in our class. The students and teachers have been enjoying this collaborative experience!
Our eighth graders are almost finished researching Newton's Three Laws of Motion and are working on gathering information on Safety Devices. On Monday, Denny Brasher, from Apple Collision Center of York, came to share about how vehicles are created. Students will use this information when it is time to create their own model vehicle that will have to keep an egg safe during three collisions!
Seventh graders started marking period 4 with speakers who shared how they worked with bacteria. Pamela Gay and Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabely shared how the body breaks down after death. Linda Spahr, from PSU Extension, shared about diseases that are spread through animals. Dennis Barry shared how hospitals deal with outbreaks of contagious diseases. Now students will begin researching both good and bad bacteria this week. Stay tuned for what they will do with that research!
Our students finished their Language Arts PBL projects! Below you will find two links.
The first is the Eighth grade top projects that were voted on for our Awards Show. These students had to take three common texts and write a story including all three.
The second is the Seventh grade top projects that were voted on for our Film Festival. The students created PSAs (Public Service Announcements) about a topic that was 'near and dear' to them.
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