Mrs. Amy Duschek

Phone: (412) 896-7706

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Mrs. Amy Duschek

Currently Teach:
6th,7th and 8th Grade Gifted and Talented Facilitator

Clubs Sponsored:
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LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GATE THIS YEAR!

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  • CLASSROOM PROJECTS

     

    Creek Connections

    Creek Connections creates partnerships between Allegheny College and K-12 schools in our region. Students test monthly water samples taken from Round Hill Creek Park.  GATE students will be testing for things such as pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, turbidity, etc. This is great way to bring the outdoors inside the classroom during the cold winter weather.

    Project Goals:

    • Regional Schools and College Collaborative
    • Hands-On Investigative Project
    • Ongoing Water Quality Analysis
    • Increase Awareness of Natural Resources

    http://sites.allegheny.edu/creekconnections/

    This program is aligned with the Pennsylvania State Standards.

    Academic Standars for Environment and Ecology

    • 4.1 Watersheds & Wetlands
    • 4.2 Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources
    • Environmental Health
    • 4.3.7 Grade 7
    • 4.6 Ecosystems and their Interactions

     

ENRICHMENT TRIPS

Enrichment Information

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    Upcoming Enrichment Experiences

    National Aviary-November

     

    Nationality Rooms-December

    Carnegie Museum of Natural History-January

    Engineering Days-February

    Creek Connections Symposia-April

     

     

COMPETITIONS

GATE COMPETITIONS

  • History Bowl -At the Heinz History Center, students will complete in various competitions. They will be involved in scavenger hunts, problem solving activites, and creative challenges while exploring the exhibits.

    8.2 Pennsylvania History

    CalcuSolve -Students compete in individual and groups math challenges at Duquesne University.

    Science Bowl -Students will participate in challenges at the Carnegie Natural History Museum.

    America Bowl  Students will pariticpate in challenges pertaining to Geography, American History, and current events.  Competition takes place at Baldwin High School

    Wild Investigations  Students will attend the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium as they complete challenges throughout the zoo.

    K'nex STEM Design Challenge -Students create a K'nex amusement park structure utilzing on 1,400 pieces.  They are to create a blueprint, construct an budget, and prepare a presenation.  The students have 2 hours to rebuild their structure at the competition.  An eco-friendly component is also added to each year's challenge.

    Fairchild Challenge -Students compete in monthly challenges through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  Each challenge focuses on an eco-friendly subject, as student perform research, create videos, and develop nature journals.

    Middle School Challenges Aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards

    Observation and Identification:  • Arts and Humanities: 9.1.8.A, 9.1.8.B, 9.1.8.C, 9.1.8.E, 9.3.8.A • Environment and Ecology: 4.4.6.A, 4.5.6.D, 4.5.7.D, 4.5.8.D • Geography: 7.1.6.B, 7.1.7.B, 7.1.8.B, 7.2.6.B • Science and Technology and Engineering Education: 3.1.6.A1, 3.1.7.A1

    Creation and Design:  • Environment and Ecology: 4.1.7.E, 4.3.7.A, 4.3.8.A, 4.3.7.B, 4.5.6.A, 4.5.7.A, 4.5.6.C, 4.5.7.C, 4.5.8.C, 4.5.6.D, 4.5.7.D, 4.5.8.D • Writing in Science and Technology: CC.3.6.6-8.C, CC.3.6.6-8D, CC.3.6.6-8.E, CC.3, CC.3.6.6-8.F, CC.3.6.6-8.G, CC.3.6.6-8.H • Science and Technology and Engineering Education: 3.4.6.D1, 3.4.7.D1, 3.4.8.D1

    Visual Art :  • Art and Humanities: 9.1.8.A, 9.1.8.B, 9.1.8.C, 9.1.8.E, 9.3.8.A • Environment and Ecology: 4.5.7.B, 4.1.7.A,4.1.7.D, 4.1.7.E • Science and Technology and Engineering Education: 3.1.6.A1, 3.1.7.A1, 3.1.8.A8

    Writing:  • Environment and Ecology: 4.1.7.E, 4.3.7.A, 4.3.8.A, 4.3.7.B, 4.5.6.A, 4.5.7.A, 4.5.6.C, 4.5.7.C, 4.5.8.C, 4.5.6.D, 4.5.7.D, 4.5.8.D • Writing in Science and Technology: CC.3.6.6-8.C, CC.3.6.6-8D, CC.3.6.6-8.E, CC.3.6.6-8.F, CC.3.6.6-8.G, CC.3.6.6-8.H • Writing in History and Social Studies: CC.8.6.6 – 8.A