From Patricia Young, 8th Grade Physical Science teacher: This week, 8th grade physical science students had a firsthand look at the elastic force of compression while bursting watermelons and pumpkins with rubber bands. Some questions asked included:
- How many size #32 rubber bands does it take to burst a watermelon or pumpkin?
- Will it take more or less size #64 (thicker) rubber bands than size #32 rubberbands to burst similar sized watermelons or pumpkins?
- Will a smaller watermelon or pumpkin burst with the same number of size #32 rubber bands as a larger one?
Students were developing their experimental design skills as they reinforced their understanding of the scientific method and the creation of "fair tests." In addition to identification of variables (independent, dependent, and controlled), students will be using our results to dig into concepts such as data analysis, the importance of sample size, error analysis and steps for writing a scientific conclusion.
Thanks to everyone who came to our fun and festive Backyard Jam event last Friday, October 13. It was a wonderful evening filled with Grauer community spirit!
Grauer's Physical Education teachers use many creative activities to make their PE classes lots of fun for their students. Last week, the PE students played an "old school" version of "Capture the Flag".
Students in Dominique Bartoughian's Middle School Cooking Class created an Italian feast in Grauer's kitchen last week!
Students from the World Religions class met this week with Temple Solel's Director as part of their unit on Judaism.
Congratulations to Rhian B. '19 for being the emcee at Grauer's weekly Tuesday Assemblies this year, as part of her duties as the ASB Vice President of Public Relations.
This week, 8th grade Physical Science students had a firsthand look at the elastic force of compression while bursting watermelons and pumpkins with rubber bands.
Grauer's Surf Team participated in The 100 Wave Challenge event on September 23 for "Boys to Men Mentoring", a San Diego program aimed at helping at-risk boys lacking strong male role models. The Grauer School surfers raised $2,720.61, enough to sponsor intensive mentoring for six of their peers for an entire year.
Grauer's ASB presented a Club Fair after the Assembly on Tuesday, September 26. Students walked around to see information about all of the clubs that are available this year and sign up for the clubs they're interested in joining.
Ninth grade students were matriculated and officially welcomed to high school at The Grauer School in a special ceremony at the weekly assembly on Tuesday, September 26.
All of The Grauer School's students went on their weeklong Fall Expeditions trips during the week of September 11-15, where they shared exciting adventures and new challenges with fellow students and their faculty chaperones.