Thursday, December 19, 2013

Forensics students create 3D crime scenes

Ms. Burgess's Forensic Science classes completed a project in which they had to choose a classic fairy tale and turn it into a crime scene. Each re-written fairy tale included a police report, suspect list, and pieces of evidence. The students then created 3D models of the crime scenes. Some students used Floorplanner to design their 3D crime scenes, and the results were very impressive.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Atomic Theory Project

The pre-AP Chemistry students completed research projects on scientists who contributed to the development of the Atomic Theory. 

Two of Mrs. Angirasa's students created a great video about J.J. Thomson  

Another group in Mrs. Angirasa's class created a clever "Facebook page" for Niels Bohr.  What a fun and creative way for students to present what they learned in their research.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The physics of Angry Birds

The Physics students used LoggerPro to uncover the basic principles of projectile motion in Angry Birds. The students played a movie of Angry Birds and used the LoggerPro software to create position versus time graphs for the behavior of the bird.  They were then able to determine the horizontal velocity and the rate of acceleration due to gravity in Angry Birds.  


Thursday, September 12, 2013

SPHS IB and LEAP School in South Africa partner up

Mrs. Shands and Stony Point's IB students are partnering up with a LEAP Science & Math School in Cape Town, South Africa for a Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project.  The students interacted face-to-face this morning through a Skype session.  The group was created as a platform for cross-cultural exchange. They plan to chat regularly and partner on community outreach and social development projects.  We look forward to sharing a wonderful learning experience with these students this year.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stony Point Theater Arts students use electronic media to record their own soap operas

Taking a Theater Arts class is a wonderful way to learn all kinds of transferable skills.  Students who enroll in Theater Arts learn how to present themselves professionally, communicate effectively, and generally conduct themselves with poise.  However, Theater teacher Erin Schreck also teaches her students to utilize technology to record their performances, which introduces the students to another set of valuable skills that they can bring to the workplace.

The most recent project the Theater Arts department produced was original soap operas written, acted, directed, recorded, and edited by the students themselves!  Enjoy this sample provided.

Example Video

Thursday, April 18, 2013

English teachers use Audacity program to record audio books

When students have reading difficulties it can sometimes be a huge benefit to be able to listen to the story as the follow along.  With that in mind, Pam Doster has utilized Audacity to record Persepolis.  Students can either listen to it on their computers or download it on their phones.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Teachers use Youtube to continue instruction even while absent

Stony Point Math teachers have increasingly been resorting to video instruction as a supplement to the work they already do in the classroom.  By filming video tutorials, students can always benefit from expert instruction even when they are home.  In addition to making instruction always available, teachers are now using tutorial videos on days they are forced to miss school.  That way, instruction never stops.