Medieval STEM: Spring 2016
During the spring 2016 semester, we covered the food, culture and disease that affected individuals during the Middle Ages. After extensive research, we discussed chemical reactions while making butter and cheese, and we analyzed the growth and transmission of diseases like the plague.
Students really enjoyed the hands on approach to determining the atomic structures that lead to unique material characteristics. Our material world is pretty exciting and fun!
The 2015-2016 year will begin with a unit based on the study of material science. Students will investigate, test and examine different materials and their characteristics. Be prepared to question your understanding of what our world is made of and how we can use our resources to make a better life for all citizens.
CHAOS Collaboration and Competition
Students celebrated the end of the Chaos Unit with some friendly competition. Students were asked to represent their "chaos" skills by creating some holiday decorations without directions but with fractals! It was quite a scene to see! Check out the photos!
September 24, 2014 12 photos
Chaos is Coming!
Be ready to explore how the most minuscule detail can make enormous consequences in the world around us. Is there a pattern to the chaos? Come find out with Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Priller and the rest of the IMSA club. Meeting are Mondays right after school in room 241.
Secret Communications - Starting January 15th!
Being a detective forces you to have a keen mind and the ability to decipher the most difficult of clues. Get ready to use your skills to find the answer! Are you up to the challenge??? Come join us this semester for "Secret Communications"!
COMING SOON: Field trip to IMSA!
On Wednesday, October 30, students will have the opportunity to take a charter bus to IMSA in Aurora, Illinois. The day will begin bright and early with the bus leaving at 6:20 a.m. Upon arrival, students will be able to work on a mathematics activity as well as a science project, where they will participate in a squid dissection. Lunch will be provided by IMSA. Additionally, participants will be given a tour of the facility as well as the dorms. The group will return between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. that evening.
Permission slips for the trip are due by Wednesday, October 23. They must be signed and submitted in order for students to attend. Please contact Mrs. Adams if you have any questions.
Welcome to IMSA! Learn about the required dues.
Please have your dues in by Wednesday, October 23. Payment is $50 and should be turned in to Mrs. Adams in room 241. Please pay with cash or check, with checks made out to Franklin Middle School. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thank you!