Fifth-grade teachers at a Georgia school collaborated on a project to immerse students in Civil War history at the end of their unit. Teachers created multiple stations to illustrate different aspects of daily life, such as a table with simple camp snacks, collections of historical artifacts and letters, and a lesson on popular dances of the period.
Metal-technology students at a high school in Georgia are using their math skills to build nesting boxes for wood ducks. The boxes, which the students also sell to raise money for materials, feature a cone-shaped piece of metal to help keep predators away. "It teaches these guys radial line development," teacher Bill Steele said. "They have to learn how to put the pattern on paper, learn the math and learn how to cut it. A lot of things start with a cone."
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner William Ostendorff will tour Southern Co.'s Plant Vogtle in Georgia to monitor the construction of two new reactors at the site. NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane was supposed to visit the site but canceled after falling ill. Ostendorrff will be accompanied by Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., on the tour.
The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga., is set to cut back its collection by about 30% due to Air Force budget cuts that eliminated funding for eight civilian jobs. The aircraft in question are displayed outside and are expensive to maintain.
Students at Northwest and Coker elementary schools in Chatsworth, Ga., are using PresenceLearning, an online tool that delivers speech services through a video conference with an off-site therapist. Students interact with the therapist using a webcam and play digital games. Teachers and parents receive written reports on the students' progress and current goals and can watch a recording of the session afterward.