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It’s Electric!!!

It’s Electric!!!

Students in Mr. Melter’s fourth grade science class at Otis are getting “brighter” every day. Electricity is one of the standards that has returned to fourth grade in the last two years. Students learn a variety of concepts around the idea of electricity.

Some of those concepts are heat, conductors, insulators, and magnetism. Students have been having fun learning about these ideas by doing different activities and learning about different ways some of these ideas are used in real life. Students were given a battery and holder, a light bulb and holder, two wires and given the instructions “see if you can make the light, light”. After a few minutes of trying every group was able to make the light, light! Over the next week or two we will stretch that idea into learning about parallel circuits (like Christmas lights).

We have looked at magnets and how there is a north pole and south pole and, for magnets to attract, they need to be opposites. We have looked at what happens when the poles push away from each other as well. We discussed how some roller coasters that launch fast do that by using electromagnets. Mr. Melter demonstrated this, on a very slow scale, by moving two magnets around a table without touching them.

Students have been finding many of these ideas very interesting, and so does Mr. Melter. Since electricity is such an integral part of all of our lives, it has been fun learning about it. If you have a fourth grade student, please ask them about what they have been learning and how it applies to all of our lives.

Pictured left to right: Timothy Spradlin, Madison Polter, Carter Rodriguez

Article By Glenn Melter

Next Board of Education Meeting-Regular Meeting-May 4, 2015-5:30p.m.-Fremont Middle School-1250 North Street

FMS New School Times 2015-2016 School Year

Fremont Middle School will be on the same time schedule as Ross High School beginning with the 2015- 2016 school year. By having both schools on the same schedule, FMS and Ross siblings will no longer have to wait for one another before/after school, buses will no longer have to wait for middle school students at the end of the day and FMS and Ross will be able to share facilities and staff. Additionally, FMS staff will arrive to school earlier and the common times will help with traffic flow and decreasing congestion. The elementary and Ross High School student times will remain the same. All student times for the 2015-2016 school year are listed below:

Elementary: 9:15-3:45
FMS: 7:30-2:30
Ross H.S.: 7:30-2:30

Thank You to Volunteers!

The month of April is the time to say thank you to all volunteers. Our volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve our schools. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their time and dedication which makes a real difference in the lives of our students!

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