Matter Matters at Mariposa Elementary School!

Fourth grade students in Ms. Mellion’s class at Mariposa Elementary showed that matter matters! They were given an opportunity in science to show the three states of matter as well as describe their particles. Students used shoe boxes to display and create their projects. Students also presented their projects to the class for everyone to enjoy. Below are just some of the amazing examples the students created.

Force and Motion Mini Investigation Centers

Students at Allapattah Flats K-8 did some mini force and motion investigations before their unit assessment. They were able to see the effect friction has on the distance of the toy school bus versus when they placed it on the tile. They were also able to see the more mass something has the more force it has such as trying to knock down water bottles with a golf ball and a volleyball. Students also explored magnets and the attraction and repulsion between the poles. The station that every student loved the most was using the spring scales to find the weight in … Read More

Allapattah Flats’s Gators Learning Force & Motion!

As 5th grade students at Allapattah Flats K-8 finished up their unit for Force and Motion, they brushed up on their Tug-of-War skills. Students were given a recording sheet with four scenarios dealing with balanced and unbalanced forces. Students played out the various scenarios to decide which side had a greater force or a net force of zero. Students loved having the hands on learning time as well as throwing a little physical movement in. Way to go Gators!             

5th Grade Students at Allapattah Flats K-8 Know Matter Matters!

Fifth grade students at Allapattah Flats K-8 know all about matter! They used shoe boxes to explore their creative side to display the three states of matter. Students were able to use correct vocabulary and elaboration with their provided “explanation” boxes. Some students showed the particle behavior of states of matter while others showed examples of solids, liquids, and gases. This was an optional extra credit grade and many students participated. Way to go everyone!  

Ms. Mellion’s Class Simplified Fractions and Created Expressions

Ms. Mellion’s 2nd Period reviewed simplifying fractions after teaching students how to relate division to fractions. Students were able to work in groups with whiteboards for better understanding. They were excited to be able to tell the difference between simplified fractions and not simplified to smallest form fractions. Students are also learning about creating expressions with and without solving.