Students in 8th grade history class have been studying early historical events, including battle techniques. They learned how volleying battles took place by launching objects with trebuchets they buillt in class. It was a bit difficult to restrain themselves from launching until they heard their commander (the teacher) countdown to fire! As one class "battled" against the other, the most fun was hearing 60 middle schoolers all laughing at the same time!
Students in 7th grade science have been practicing measuring in metric. They are using meter sticks to measure the distance from one exit to another exit. Wonder if they are getting the same answers? You can have your student practice measuring all kinds of things using the metric system at home!
Mr. Peloza, Mr. Brannock, and Mr. Travis, Warsaw schools band directors, are pleased with the progress of our band students this year! Enjoy the pictures, and in the near future, we hope you come enjoy our concerts!
In social studies, Mrs. Fisher's students analyzed a series of posters called "Hungry Planet" to discover similarities and differences in diet among typical families around the world. There were some interesting discoveries such as the family from Germany spends on average the most money per week but the family from Chad spent the least due to being in a refugee camp. The United States on average eats the highest amount of calories and Chad has the lowest, Japan has be best life expectancy and Chad has the lowest. One family has two wives, two families have servants, and one family is mainly adults with only one child. Foods really vary with guinea pig being common in Ecuador and seafood common in Japan whereas there's no meat on the table with the family in India. There were many other unique things we learned and discussed with our final question being a debate on which family had the best overall diet based on the picture. We couldn't come to a conclusion but we agreed that the food pictured for the families in Guatemala and India looked the most healthy.