Northport K8 sixth graders determine tornado resistance

Northport K8 sixth graders determine tornado resistance

Northport K-8 sixth grade students in Amanda Sartain’s classes completed a comprehensive unit of study on weather, natural disasters and climate.  Mrs. Sartain, helping students to interact with new knowledge, assisted students by representing new knowledge as a fun and interactive research and engineering design project.  Students researched tornado resistant buildings and built their own tornado reistant building with materials on hand. Students tested the durability of their designs on three different levels using a box fan as a tornado simulator.  Students collected data on each design at each level and then graphed the resulting data.

Fort Pierce Central student works hard for competition

Fort Pierce Central student works hard for competition

Fort Pierce Central High School Medical Academy sophomore Kathy Budge recieved a one on one learning experience with teacher Samantha Pullins on administering intramuscular injections. Kathy decided early in the year that she wanted to compete in Clinical Nursing at the recent Health Occupations Students of America Region Competition. Ms. Pullins was not sure this was the best event for her, because it is designed for high schools with LPN programs. But Kathy was determined and spent numerous hours studying for her event! She completed and passed a written exam that allowed her to advance to the skills portion of the competiton. Kieser Univeristy donated injection supplies and Kathy was taught the various techniques of injection using an orange as the “patient”able to practice her skill using Ms. Pullins’ arm to inject a dose of B12.