Tracy Clay, Kellie Keaton, Lakia Williams, Chansley Wren, Jessica Weaver

West Newton Elementary
Covington, GA

Project Description:

Clay and her colleagues’ winning program, “The B.L.A.S.T. Lab: Bringing Life and Sciences Together,” is an interactive lab, where students can participate in hands-on experiences and explore visual representations. It will be dedicated to science study and storing reusable and consumable lab materials. The lab will be stocked with a variety of materials and literature that will enhance the students’ science learning experience. The lab will also feature a computer station for research and the creation of a class newsletter and wiki. Students will utilize an interactive workbook where they will note findings from their experiments and observations. The workbook will also be used to chronicle explanations of new learning and to make connections to prior knowledge, which can be used as a reference guide in the future. In the lab, students will create a diorama of the five Georgia Habitats, examining the effects of weathering and erosion. They will also create their own fossils, observe the differences in various types of rocks, as well as learn about temperature, magnetism and the effects of pollution.