In the month of February, the sixth grade classes recognized Black History Month by learning about the Civil Rights Movement, as well as various accomplishments of African Americans in the United States. The students read articles, poems, and books, and watched biographical movies which helped students empathize with those important individuals in U.S. History.
The 6th graders went on a field trip to the Hawaii Nature Center. On this field trip we learned about the importance of biomimicry. Biomimicry is when we copy off of nature and make it become useful. For example, geckos have sticky feet and because of their feet people thought of making duct tape. They find an animal that has something useful and make that happen. So going back to the gecko feet, they found out how they stick to the walls and windows and they copy it. That’s the way of biomimicry.
The Challenger was a lot of work. When we got there we we introduced to the flight directors. Then we went through the entrance. We went in a hall in which the lights went off and bright colors lit up. Once we started, we had to send notes to MC ( Mission Control ). There was also an SS, also known as a Space Station. We learned how to use chemicals and learned how they help in space.
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Camp was so much fun because we got to do so many activities like ziplining and bonfire/campfire. We also got to do group challenges and swimming. We learned to get out of our comfort zone and try new things. At the end of camp, we had to pick up all the trash so the birds don’t eat it. We got over 513 pieces of trash, there were foil, metal, plastic, and a big huge piece of marble glass table!