Persell Middle School 8th Graders Conduct Experiments in AT Science-Living Environment Class

Persell Middle School eighth graders in Lina Scoma’s AT Science – Living Environment class recently worked as teams on a “Making Connections State Lab.” As part of the lab, students were using the scientific method to design an experiment. Students determined “How does exercise before clothespin squeezing effect the rate of clothespin squeezing?” Students formulated a hypothesis, designed an experiment, created data tables and made conclusions based on their data.

“Students learn so much more through hands-on science experiences,” said Mrs. Scoma. “I feel like when they are ‘doing’ science, it becomes much more than memorization. They can apply what they know and what they learn with hopes they will apply their knowledge in a real-world setting. The students did such a great job collaborating and working together to solve a problem. This lab can be challenging for eighth graders, but they surprised me. They worked hard, identified a problem, created a hypothesis, moved through their experiment, and decided whether their hypothesis was supported or not.”

posted on 10/16/2017 - filed under: Academics, Middle School, Science, Spotlight, Students