From Patricia Young, 8th Grade Physical Science teacher:
8th grade Physical Science students had a firsthand look at the elastic force of compression while bursting watermelons with rubber bands. Some questions asked included:
- How many size #32 rubber bands does it take to burst a watermelon?
- Will it take more or less size #64 (thicker) rubber bands than size #32 rubberbands to burst similar sized watermelons?
- Will a smaller watermelon 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.
8th grade Physical Science students had a firsthand look at the elastic force of compression while bursting watermelons with rubber bands.
Grauer's Physical Education teachers use many creative activities to make their PE classes lots of fun for their students. On October 3, Trevor Olson took his PE students on a field trip to the San Elijo Lagoon, where they spent several hours exploring the area and appreciating nature.
Congratulations to all of the students who were just cast in the Theatre Arts Department's production of the play Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, based on the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. The play will be presented on January 31 through February 2, 2019.
Grauer's Music teachers, Isaac Langen, Tom Hopper, and Jake Kelsoe, presented a Lunchtime Concert on Friday, September 21. The concert featured performances by their Period 6 Music students in the gazebo.
Congratulations to John Joseph H. '23 for having a TEDx talk on the official TEDx Youtube channel! John Joseph created his video talk "If we can do it, you can do it" in May 2017.
10th Grade Chemistry students visited General Atomics last week, where the students combined their newfound knowledge of nuclear chemistry, stability, and change with discussions on how nations currently generate electricity.
7th Grade Life Science students have started to explore the world of cells in class, learning about the connections between cells, tissues, organs and systems.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Back-to-School Luau on Thursday, September 13, and helped make this event a great success!
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 11.
Congratulations to Grauer Senior Rhian B. '19 for being featured in an article "Unsung hero no more: Encinitas student writes a song about civil rights protester" in the September 11, 2018 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper.