Mrs. Cynthia Loreen's class recently finished a science unit on earthquakes. To help them better understand how earthquakes work, the students got to demonstate four different kinds of earthquakes on cakes. The students divided into groups and decorated their cake like either a city, mountain, farm, or island. Mrs. Loreen then showed them what would happen to each cake if there was a certain earthquake. The students really enjoyed the experience but the best part was they got to eat the cakes!
Brockbank Elementary recently had representatives from the Utah Water Van program come to visit. The Utah Water Van is an educational outreach program about Utah's water cycle and is offered by The Living Planet Aquarium to fourth-grade students throughout Utah. Fourth-grade students were allowed through the use of models, to see and better understand Utah's water cycle and how Utah uses its water. Students learned about water conservation, importance of wetlands and about some of Utah's native wetland plants and animals. It was a very educational program.
Pictured is top row; Andrea Hansen (Amelia Earhart), Sam Bryson (Neil Armstrong), Taylor Fullmer (Shirley Temple), Anna Sharp (Amelia Earhart), Kylie Eichler (Annie Oakley) and Brady Gordon (Shaun White)
Bottom row; Mallory Sorensen (Annie Oakley), Abbie Dart (Judy Garland), Hailey Hullinger (Annie Oakley), Porter Black (Porter Rockwell), and Jonathan Lopez (Michael Jackson)
Recently sixth-graders from Brockbank Elementary took a field trip to the Provo Waste Management Plant. This trip went along with their science curriculum about microorganisms. The students were given a tour of the plant to see the process in which waste water is purified. Students learned how good microorganisms help remove bad microorganisms and help clean water. Another field trip sixth-graders got to go on was to the BYU planetarium where they got to learn about the sun, the planets, constellations, and how astronomers conduct their research.
Recently fourth-grade students from Brockbank went on a field trip to the John Hutchings Museum in Lehi. The students had a great time seeing and learning about Utah's history. There were several rooms in which they learned different things about Utah in each one. One of the students' favorite rooms was the one that had Butch Cassidy's gun and saddle in it. The students learned many new things about Utah's history that you can't learn in books.
Brockbank was invaded with ducks on April Fool's Day! Ducks were found in Mrs. Marcy Noorda's class and several other places throughout the school.
Saturday, March 6, 2010, Brockbank's Chess Team went to Cherry Creek Elementary for the District Chess Tournament. Brockbank did very well bringing back a fifth place team trophy. Several students received individual trophies; from second-grade, Zackery Schaugaard took sixth place; from third-grade Ethan Oyler took first place and Tanner Bean took seventh place; from fourth-grade, Micha Crandall took seventh place, Benson Dickey took eighth place, and Caden Critchfield took tenth place. All of the students did a great job!