The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II

The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

It Was Fair!


I am writing this entry of the Dali at the awards ceremony of the  Regional Science Fair Awards ceremony. Nikkia Ferguson, Joshua Lambert, and Azia Papillon participated and made Cambridge Proud. 

Nikkia Ferguson received a participation award in Chemistry and was elected to the Science Fair Board as the Student Ambassador.
Azia Papillon placed silver in Electronics. Joshua Lambert placed Gold in Physics and received a Silver Award for his paper.

This has been an educational experience for all involved. I want to thank the students and parents for all of their hard work. The experience we've gained this year will make us a stronger and more effective team next year.

Gregor Mendel, father of
modern genetics
6th and 7th grade will testing on Thermal energy, tomorrow. From there we will be moving from Environmental Science to Forces and Motion. I am still providing tutoring on Thursday, after school.  

8th Grade will test on sexual and asexual reproduction. We will plant some clippings  We will get into the work of Gregor Mendel. He was a clergyman who did experiments on pea plants that are the foundation of everything we know about genetics. If you had the opportunity, would you "design" your perfect child from scratch?


There is a four-page (hand-written) rewrite of our persuasive papers due next Friday (03-14-14). We learned about the different categories of paper 

We are preparing for another debate. We have been learning about violent and non-violent revolution. We will be debating the merits of violent uprising over non-violent protest. This subject has been prevalent in the news for the last two years. What do you think about the effectiveness of non-violence resistance on the face of violent oppression. 

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