Students in Mr. Braddock’s social studies classes are learning about how laws are created or changed in our country. They looked at school “laws” that they would like to see changed. The first law was the 4-minute passing period. The Bill put before the class was to extend the passing period to 6 minutes. Students then had an opportunity to remark on the bill either for or against it. Finally, the class voted on the bill which ended up being killed, 13-12. Passing periods will remain at 4 minutes.
Students in Mr. McCollom's 8th grade science classes are learning about variables. Students created origami frogs out of three type of paper (the variable). Each student wrote out a hypothesis on which type of paper frog they thought would jump the farthest. Students gathered data on their frog jumps and created graphs. Using this data, students then wrote their conclusion on whether or not their hypothesis was correct. Afterwards, students could enter their frogs into the Frog Olympics to see which frog could jump the farthest and highest.