Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Conserving Electricity for Science Class

Students have been learning about electricity and electric circuitry in science class. Students observed and identified where wasted electricity could be eliminated through simple behavior changes at home. As demonstrated in class, even a small change could have an impact on the electricity used as well as the cost in monthly utilities. Students will be implementing and monitoring their simple changes in an Action Plan over the next few days.

Student Action Plans include educating the people at home to help in the effort. 

light demo

light demo
In science class, a light bulb demonstration was set up to compare different types of replacement bulbs. The electric meters show the estimated costs of lighting the different types of bulbs for four school days. The newer light bulbs produce similar amounts of light but with less heat, thus they are more energy efficient.  

League of Innovative Schools & Digital Promise Video includes AMS students & teachers!

On a day in late October, the League of Innovative Schools visited Pittsburgh for their annual conference. As part of the itinerary, school officials from across the United States visited Avonworth Middle School. Some highlights of the activities that day were made into a video. Check it out here:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Reminder! Pancake Breakfast Friday!

Parent Network will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast this Friday, 1/15/16, that includes great toppings and a drink for $3.