SMS Middle School Update
Week of February 1-5, 2016
6th Grade Science
We had a STEM Challenge this week! We had to create a zip line that will carry a ping-pong ball at least 36 inches (in under 4 seconds)!
7th Grade Science
6th Honors/7th Grade Math
The 6th Grade class supplemented their concept of ratios by learning about the Golden Ratio, which is represented by Fibonacci's Sequence. Can you find the pattern?
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34...
The 6th graders created beautiful projects that represent the Fibonacci Sequence, and related their drawings to things that are found in nature with the Golden Proportion of Phi.
The 7th Grade class created fantastic presentations on Google Slides to teach about operations with fractions. They learned how to embed educational videos and pictures, and used many functionalities of the Google Slides suite to create stunning presentations!
Miss Amenta's Pre-Algebra class is also learning with screencasts! They completed projects about rational numbers, and participated in each other's great presentations.“Math Is super fun!” McKenna Axtel; Interviewed by Mark Bluemle