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Ms. Booth's science classes recently completed a project where they designed and tested out seismographs.  Seismographs are machines that are used to detect seismic waves that are created by earthquakes.
Students designed and built their seismographs using materials such as cereal boxes, cups and string.

A students tests out his design

What was the magnitude of that earthquake??

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Ms. Moshayedi's 8th grade science students recently completed their project based learning projects about ecosystems, endangered animals, and human impact.  Some of the projects included creating iMovies and/or children's books about their topics
To complete their projects, Haydock students paid a special visit to one of our neighboring schools to present their projects to classes of 1st, 3rd and 4th graders. They completed their lessons with a fun learning activity, such as teaching the young students how to create an origami version of their endangered animal.
The elementary students and teachers loved the presentations!

An origami Galapagos Tortoise

8th grade students read their children's book about the Channel Islands to a group of first graders.

Endangered Animal Project Based Learning Projects
Art students from Ms. Dempsey's classes are in the midst of their project based learning projects about endangered animals.  The students used their iPads to research and chose an endangered animal for their project.  Currently, the students are creating collages of the animals using recycled materials.

Next, the students will create a video that educates the viewer about the animal, why it is endangered and what can be done to help it.  The video will be connected to the art using QR codes.  A portion of the final pieces will be selected to be displayed at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach for their Earth Day Festival on April 25-26th.

The Sand Lot
Alex Greene, a student from CSUCI, gave a presentation in seventh grade science the importance of sediment and sand at our local beaches.  Alex talked to Haydock students about the dredging that occurs in the Ventura, Channel Islands and Hueneme Harbors, and about the importance of the sandy beach ecosystem.   Alex even brought in sand samples for our students to analyze too!

Alex teaches the students how to use the sand analysis tools

Examining different types of sand.

"In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth."  - Rachel Carson

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