Biology students are learning how multicellular organisms are organized in a system of hierarchy. They compared plant organs under a microscope to analyze how form relates to function.
Students in Unified Science have been learning dimensional analysis and scientific notation. What's a fun, practical application of these concepts, you ask? Answer: convert a recipe and make some fudge using specially reserved lab equipment!
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Reviewing inside/outside the circle.
Chemistry students practiced experimental design during a chromatography lab. This activity allowed them to observe dye components of water-soluble markers.
Pick A Side! The agenda for Government class today features an activity that simulates choosing a political party. One by one common favorites (and least favorites) were laid out- seniors had to pick which table they would picnic. Single item dealmakers or breakers? Compromises?
Physics students wrapped up their engineering project by calculating their mass ratio, showing off their creative designs, and performing their sit tests!
Plant Science students collected weed and tree samples in class. Next, we will be learning how to use technology to identify them and how to identify them ourselves with the use of guides and plant features to compare for accuracy.
The GTRA Pep Band gets excited every home game to perform music and support the team! Sometimes it seems like all we get to do is perform our school's fight song with how many touchdowns the football team is scoring. Come out and watch the band perform at the next home football game!
Mr. Harder, HS Math Teacher invested over 200 Hours of Professional Growth as one of 70 participants in the 2021 Iowa STEM Teacher Externships program. Mr. Harder spent approximately six weeks on site at The Merrill Company In Spencer, contributing to their operations, gleaning ideas for classroom applications of content, and observing first-hand what 21st Century skills are needed for today's students to succeed in the workforce. Upon completion Mr. Harder possesses new skills for helping students to develop employability skills by adapting their content to include projects and problems tackled In the workplace. "I want to set the class culture from day one as a professional workplace. That does not mean It is all business all the time; but when it is time to work, get it done. Most students probably don't realize how a workplace functions, and I will be happy to share examples and illustrate key features." Mr. Harder Thank you Mr. Harder for your dedication to setting the students of Titan Nation up for success for their future! #titannation #wearetitannation
A great big shout out to Dickinson Soil & Water Conservation District for hosting the Outdoor Classroom. GT 6th graders participated in nine stations including; Trees, Monarchs & Pollination, Drones, Wetland Water Fowl, Boating Safety, Macro Invertebrates, Dog Training, Soil Health, and A Nature Walk. We had a great learning experience
Titan Nation wants to thank Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg for stopping by today to tour our facilities. “Small Schools are important to Iowa and I’m impressed by the investment that has been made by these communities to have first class facilities, so that kids can have all the opportunities and perhaps more than they would have in some larger schools.” - Lt. Governor Adam Gregg Thank you again for stopping by Titan Nation!
After a lot of trial and error - and crashing to the floor - the Physics chairs are starting to take form!
Interior Design students got the chance to work with “customers” (random classmates) to design and style a room. Communication is a key component in the design process, so we are working on our descriptive words and visual components!
Building Trades class took today to learn about using a hammer… with some fun! Setting up the game “Hammerschlagen” for practice! Each student takes one swing at the mail in the board, whoever hits their nail in first wins!
Back in action after the Labor Day weekend!
Yesterday, students in Miss Harris's 2nd grade classroom practiced writing sight words.
Last week, Mrs. Harris found a praying mantis in her backyard. She brought it to school for both Kindergarten classes to look at in the outdoor classroom! We opened the container to let it out and walked away. It flew out and landed on Mrs.Benjamin. It crawled up her leg and then onto her finger.
The '21-'22 No Boundaries students from GT/RA, Okoboji, and Soencer have been onboarding and working on practice projects. On September 8, after hearing pitches from local businesses and community groups, they will choose the projects they will work on for the year.
Freshmen Geography students learning to use Iowa road maps- copying the scale, finding north, following highways, and most difficult HOW TO FOLD