GUEST SPEAKERS!

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE OR ARE SOMEONE WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO PRESENT SCIENCE TOPICS TO STUDENTS AT WEST PLEASE CONTACT HEIDI RAGSDALE AT heidi.ragsdale@d51schools.org

Here’s our first set of Guest Speakers for this year!

ACHIEVEMENT SERVICE PROJECT:
For our final achievement class this semester, students in Mrs. Ragsdale’s achievement have generously created a service project that will hopefully have effects long into the future in a “Pay It Forward” kind of way.
Here is the start of the pictures that represent students creating quilts for families in need during the holiday season. Students also collected items to donate to two well-deserving families for this holiday season! Thanks to our great students for their gift of time and talent! The world needs more people like you!

Picture from our Blanket Beginnings. . . . .

 

What’s with the big mouth?
Mesa State Nursing Department came to visit to present information on Oral Hygiene and Health! 


 

 

Local Engineering Geologist!  Local geologist, Cathy Gaggini, came to visit and talk with students about careers in Geology as well as her experience as an Open Pit Mining Inspector.  Students learned about the geology and structural engineering of open pits.  Ms. Gaggini also talked with students about the importance of getting a good education and opportunities for college!   

 

 

 

Grand Valley Zoological Quest! They came with their birdies!!!

Students learned about several variety of birds, got to act as protective boy birdies, and learned about the possiblity for a Future Zoo in Grand Junction!   Check out their website here:  http://www.gvzooquest.org/

 

CU ENGINEERING STUDENTS!
College students from CU Boulder at Mesa State are partnering with 8th Grade Achievement students to bring science alive! CU students had the 8th graders design a test model shape for a fluid dynamics project, which then the engineering students took the suggested designs from the 8th graders, build them from acrylic material and then put them in a siumulation machine with water to see the current patterns and how fluid dynamics change as shapes of objects change!!! . . . check back later for results!

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