Thursday, May 10, 2007

Washington D.C. Trip

The annual Ocean Tides trip to Washington D.C. is taking place this coming Monday, May 14th! While we go a bit too late to see the cherry blossoms there are still many beautiful and educational sights to behold and fun to be had. Pictured above is the Jefferson Memorial one of our many stops on the trip.
Two Mondays from now we will feature some of our student's photo's of the sights in our nation's capitol.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Providence Campus Science Fair

1st Jean D- Geysers- How do they erupt?

2nd Craig D- Can plants grow without soil?

3rd Ahmahd C.- Ocean Water Pollution

Students at the Providence campus spent a very busy, productive and enjoyable month working on science fair projects. This year many of the students seemed to focus on environmental issues and concerns. Interest and motivation were quite high and the results were fantastic. The winning project was a model of a geyser that erupted on cue. Other projects included a model of the space shuttle with the study of shuttle disasters, an investigation of how to detect infrared light, a model of a solar house, a model of a wind turbine, a model and study of water pollution, an investigation about which light grows better plants, an experiment in hydroponics, an energy audit of the school, a look at composting, a model of the levee failures during hurricane Katrina, and many others.

Many students included a technology component, by creating PowerPoint presentations and displaying them using digital projectors. Students enjoyed the morning presenting their projects to the judges and guests. They were very enthusiastic and displayed a tremendous amount of knowledge about their topics.

As a concluding activity, students prepared a written reflection about the science fair experience, and compiled their materials into their end of the year or graduation portfolios. Overall, it was a very successful way to conduct an independent study of a science topic area of the student’s choice.

Congratulations to all!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Narragansett Science Fair

Here are three of the top science fair projects.
Everyone worked hard for the whole month of February and into March on their projects!

Derek L - PVC hand Built
Frank M - Potato Powered clock
Greg A - Suspension bridge theory

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Another Providence Presentation

This is a presentation by another Providence student. This was filled with impressive effects and music which were unfortunately stripped from the show.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Providence Campus Project

Here is our first submission from Providence Campus.
This is the work of Silvio S. an eleventh grader. Unfortunately, while is an excellent free hosting site, it strips all of the effects and timing from the student power points. These look good on the blog but you are only seeing a static slide. When we view these on the projector they are even more impressive!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Black History Project #2

Here is another Narragansett student's black history .PPT. Let us know what you think about our projects! Hopefully we will be posting some from Providence in the near future.

Computer Room & Carts

Here are a couple of pictures of our computer lab and one of the carts.
See how nice and neat the power cords are in the cart in the above picture?
Believe it or not, even though I numbered the shelves (and the corresponding computers) if the students put the computers away unobserved the cart will turn into an absolute Gordian knot of chaos!
I also like the cart keys because it looks like you are setting the launch codes both keys need to be turning to gain access.
Each student is issued a certain number on both cart one and two. That is then the computer they use each and every time.
More Power Points are on the way.