Allapattah Flats K-8 middle grades students recently learned how erosion and deposition have formed the landscape around us. Seventh grade students studied plate tectonics, while eighth grade students finished up space. To review and prepare for FCAT over the next couple of weeks, the students are doing labs. Students completed a running lab where they found their speed, velocity, momentum, acceleration, force and work. Students also created simple machines using a few household objects. Pictured are Tricia Allen, left, and Alexzandra Vericella completing the “make your own simple machine” lab.