Phone: (412) 896-7706
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Mrs. Amy Duschek
6th,7th and 8th Grade Gifted and Talented Facilitator
LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN GATE THIS YEAR!
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.
- Regional Schools and College Collaborative
- Hands-On Investigative Project
- Ongoing Water Quality Analysis
- Increase Awareness of Natural Resources
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
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Upcoming Enrichment Experiences
Carnegie Museum of Natural History-January
Creek Connections Symposia-April
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