At Southport Middle School, students in Adrianne Mendoza’s seventh grade math class from the Panthers team review for the upcoming math FCAT by playing math Jeopardy. Students had the opportunity to “buzz” in using the eggspert game buzzers to test their knowledge and skill level. Students worked as a team in order to earn points as they competed with the other groups within the classroom.
Students in Jessica Allen’s seventh grade science class from Southport Middle School learned about how plants convert light energy to chemical energy and store it in the bonds of sugar (photosynthesis). Pictured are Delsin Pillay, right, and Althea Charles at a recent field trip to Savannas State Park as they conduct the experiment by creating their own version of the process that plants take by recreating the light reaction that occurs within plants.
At Southport Middle School, students in Adrianne Mendoza’s seventh grade math class from the Panthers team made rice krispie treats by using math to determine half a portion. Pictured is Hannah Spurr, who had the opportunity to use a variety of measuring tools to determine how much was needed for a single portion. Students also worked in pairs and divided the recipe in half. With their knowledge of how to divide fractions and measurement, the students were able to create a delicious treat that was fun to eat.
At Southport Middle School, students in Jessica Allen’s seventh grade science class from the Panthers team work with students from the Hornets team. The students had the opportunity to see the different types of volcanic eruptions with different types of sodas (regular and diet) and mentos. The students estimated the distance of the height of the eruption after putting the mentos into the soda bottle and graphed the results to determine the reaction of each type of soda.
In Jessica Allen’s seventh grade science class at Southport Middle School, students have been learning about the scientific method. Students created their own hypothesis statements on a problem given to them and they got to test their statements. Delsin Pillay is testing his hypothesis statements using paper airplanes and a variety of variations within his testing environment to see if adding weight to a paper airplane’s wings makes it fly straighter.