CLARK — Fifth graders at Hehnly School in Clark recently crafted a soda-powered clock in their science lessons, while sixth graders at Kumpf School used food items to reinforce math concepts. Finally, high school students took part in a speedball tournament in their physical education classes.
Fifth graders at Valley Road School in Clark recently took part in an inquiry-based investigation. They observed and experimented with different household items that could generate electricity. Substances including orange juice and soda were connected by a simple circuit to a low wattage clock. The experiment demonstrated the transformation from potential or stored energy to electrical energy. Pictured (from left to right) Danielle Knapp, Julia Redyk, Mr. Bryan Lowe, and Meagan Lambert hold up their newly operating clock run only by the power of cola.
Students in Krista Chapman’s sixth grade mathematics class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark work together to solve fraction application problems. In small groups students rotate throughout 6 stations practicing each operation using fractions. After solving the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division application problems, students are able to complete hands on activities at each station. At the division station students have the opportunity to divide 2 ½ cups of rice into ½ cup servings using a measuring cup. Students are also asked to divide 2 ¼ cups of marshmallows into ? cup servings to determine how many bowls of trail mix they can make. Another station required students to multiply ingredients of a recipe in order to make double the recipe. In the picture above, Anthony Diaz, Hannah Vargas, and Nicky DeLoretto collaborate to divide the marshmallows into ? cup servings.
Miss Bundy’s first period Physical Education class at Arthur L Johnson High School in Clark finished their speedball tournament last week. At the end each activity, team records are totaled up and divided onto seeded brackets. Many students like this idea because any team has a chance to become the champion. Team 1 finished with an outstanding record. Megan Gunning, Lukasz Halat, Zach Cierpial, Tyler Holzer and Nikodem Kosiek are pictured above (Not pictured: Amanda Oliveira Yuriy Dolyanovskyy and Mike D’elia)
(Photos courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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