Friction, force and motion were the buzzwords of the day yesterday, May 5, during the Mickelson ExxonMobil Academy Inquiry Showcase of East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Sponsored by the Mickelson Foundation, ExxonMobil and the Academic Distinction Fund, the event showcased exciting math and science learning activities teachers have learned at other academies. Teachers without the training got ideas on teaching these subjects with hands-on student projects – from creative egg drops to Nerf-like blow guns and air rockets.
Hope Dupuy (first photo, left), a third-grade science teacher at Park View Elementary School, has students use the force of a broom handle to move an egg from a cardboard tube to the water glass under it by knocking the pan out from between them. Chris Rollins (second photo, right) uses a toy blow gun to teach students about air pressure, force and motion. She teaches at Melrose Elementary School. In the last two years, the academy program has trained more than 200 science and math teachers in this school district.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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