7th Grade Life Science students have learned about how photosynthesis and respiration work together to balance the amount of CO2 and O2 in the atmosphere. The class built miniature biospheres in class, using large jars with lids as the biosphere containers.
Grauer 7th Grade Life Science Class: Creating Biomes
From Nick Scacco, Science Teacher: 7th Grade Life Science students have learned about how photosynthesis and respiration work together to balance the amount of CO2 and O2 in the atmosphere. The class built miniature biospheres in class, using large jars with lids as the biosphere containers. The students were given the option to build either an aquatic system that would be filled with water or a terrestrial system that would be filled with soil. If they chose a terrestrial system, they could add desert or tropical plants. They also included small invertebrate decomposers in the system, as well as decorative elements. We added water and sealed the biome jars, and we will continue to check on them during the rest of the school year.
This refreshing column explores the life-changing power of fun, in a radical challenge to The Grauer School's Senior Class. What if "real fun" were as important as academic pursuits in a student's journey through school?
Grauer’s mission is to advance educational technology, methodology and connections as we strive for better ways to teach and learn. For 32 years, the secondary school at Grauer has been a “lab school,” enabling us to create, develop and evaluate methods to the above ends.
Grauer Neuroscience students competed in the International Youth Neuroscience Association's “Ideathon 2023”. Our students chose the following translational science prompt: "Design/propose a novel medical device which would improve the lives of those affected by neurodegenerative disease".
10th Grade World History and 11th Grade U.S. History students visited the USS Midway. In both classes, direct connections were made to events in World War II, the Cold War, and beyond, as well as the general importance and use of aircraft carriers throughout history.
Congratulations to our Middle School and High School archers for their performance on March 18, at the OAS (Olympic Archery in Schools) San Diego Conference Championships!
Dr. Grauer salutes Dana Abplanalp-Diggs, who has been chosen to succeed him as the Head of School at The Grauer School. Although this is a time of transition, we know all of the changes will be handled according to “the Grauer Way".