At Bowling Green Middle School, our students are grouped into teams at each grade level. Beginning the 2011-2012 school year, our team names represent words connected with space flight--and these words also all have other meanings that symbolize growth, strength, and other positive qualities.
Mr. Latta's 8th grade Science classes researched the meanings of all the team names, to practice their researching skills and to improve their familiarity with the research databases and reliable sources on the Web. For the first time, students used Google Docs to create collaborative notes across class periods. Then students created this web site, which is now providing information to the world on the space-related meaning of each team name!
Mr. Nick Latta, 8th grade Science teacher, and Mrs. Patti Rish, Library Media Specialist, worked together to coordinate this lesson.
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