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Ornaments from Borax, who knew? Mr. Garry's chemistry classes.Top of Page

The students in Mr. Garry's 4th block have been studying solutions.  They worked together to create a saturated solution of Borax and water.  They placed pipe cleaners twisted into different shapes into beakers and allowed the crystals to form.  The students were creative as the created hearts, infinity symbols, and the spelling of their teacher's name. When the crystals dry, they will be taken home to be used as ornaments or gifts to their loved ones. 
Four students holding up their ornaments made of borax
Four students holding up their ornaments made of borax
Female and male student holding up borax ornaments
Heart shaped ornament made of borax

Forensics Toxicology LabTop of Page

The GHS Forensic Science students closed out their Toxicology Unit by participating in a lab entitled "The El Chapo" Lab.  As scientists in the DEA lab, they looked at the physical and chemical characteristics of the following "drugs": cocaine, heroin, angel dust, and meth.  After determining the properties of these drugs, they then applied their knowledge to identify three unknown "drugs" that were seized in a raid. During the unit, the students also learned the hazards of drug use both legal and illegal. 
Students conducting an experiment on a lab desk
Students conducting an experiment on a lab desk
Students conducting an experiment on a lab desk
Lab equipment on a desk.

Science Students create volcanosTop of Page

Scholars were assigned a volcanoes for a project and geology. They had to research the volcanoes and present a PowerPoint presentation over there volcano. Once complete they had to build a three dimensional working model of their volcano.
 
 
Student made volcano
Two female students standing in front of their volcano
Students creating a volcano eruption
Students dislaying their volcano
Erupting volcano
Erupting student volcano

Bubbles used to determine survival rate of living organisimsTop of Page

(09-06-18) Mrs. Hamby‘s class studied survival rates of living organisms utilizing nonliving models (Bubbles). The students collected data on the survivorship of bubbles (populations) in different scenarios. This activity is part of Griffin Spalding County School’s RCD initiative. 
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Five students standing and sitting in parking lot working on experiment
Five students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Two students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Students standing and kneeling in parking lot working on experiment
Four students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment.  One student blowing bubbles.
Three students sitting in parking lot working on experiment
Five students standing in parking lot working on experiment.  One student blowing bubbles.
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Five students standing in parking lot working on experiment.  One student blowing bubbles.
Student kneeling writing data.  Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Two students bent over writing data in chalk in parking lot.
A student laying on his side in parking lot, leaning on elbow, writing data.
Student kneeling in parking lot, writing data in chalk.
Two students standing, blowing bubbles in parking lot.
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment.  One student bent over trying to catch bubbles.
Four students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Three students standing in parking lot working on experiment.  One student kneeling, writing data
Five students standing in parking lot working on experiment
Two students standing in parking lot working on experiment

Owl Pellett DissectionTop of Page

Mrs. Hamby's ecology class completed their first lab today, an owl pellet dissection. An owl pellet dissection lab is a memorable (and fun!) way to learn about the eating habits of birds of prey birds such as owls and correlate that with food webs in the classroom. What are owl pellets? They are the regurgitated remains of an owl’s meal, including all the bones of the animals it ate (usually small rodents). Owls usually swallow their food whole, digest the edible parts, and then expel the indigestible parts through their mouth as a pellet.
Three kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
Close up of owl pellets
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table
kids performing science experiment at lab table

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