Y Group shares their Multiple Intelligences and middle school students explore the mechanics of block and tackle
June 22, 2012 @ 1:53 PM
City People, The Greenville News, May 16, 2012
>Camperdown Academy offers a class called the Multiple Intelligences Class to the Y Group students who are transitioning to high school. This course teaches the students to recognize their strengths and challenges. They learn how to be a leader and how to advocate for themselves. For the culminating activity, each student writes and presents a speech about what they have learned about themselves. The purpose of the speech is to to talk about the particular ways they learn best, including their strengths, and ways they cope with challenges. The final product can be something the students will share with their future teachers and employers. Congratulations to the following students for completing this class: R. H. R, Henri C, Will S, Maddie S, and Amy F.
>Camperdown Academy middle school students have been spending time in the Science Lab exploring the mechanical advantage of using a block and tackle set-up. Given challenges, the students had to put together systems using single pulleys, double pulleys, carabiners, and climbing rope. They noticed the effect of friction on the efficiency of the system, and constructed a machine capable of lifting a student into the air relatively easily.