Students from Cloetesville High School in Cape Town, South Africa went on their annual sports tour. The students traveled over 400 miles to compete against Port Nolloth High School in soccer, volleyball and netball. The tour fosters interaction between the students and their peers in urban-city schools. -Gavin Manuel, Principal, Cloetesville High School, South Africa...


Students from Ilwaco High School in Ocean Park, Wash., joined Pacific County Fire District 1's first Fire Cadet Program. Atop the Astoria Meglar Bridge during a team-building exercise. The bridge connects Washington to Oregon. A Cadet drags a 165-pound manikin for her physical ability test. -Mike Karvia, Division Chief of Training, Pacific County Fire District 1, Ocean Park, Wash....


The students at Spencer Elementary Children’s Engineering Academy in Georgia showcase their knowledge of angles and arches, and math and measurements. All smiles after building a replica of The Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Another Parthenon. A 3rd grader's replica of The Coliseum in Rome, Italy. A project done after studying arches, posts and beams. How tall can these 1st graders build this structure before it falls? The final product after studying how to build windows and doors in the school's engineering lab. -Dr. Altomese Brown, EIP Teacher, Spencer Elementary Children’s Engineering Academy, Savannah, Ga....


University of Houston-Downtown’s START Summer Program is a blend of math and science curricula designed to encourage participation in the subjects. 9th to 12th grade Houston-area students spend three weeks attending classes, creating projects and taking field trips. CHEMSTART Students displaying their city-building project Field trip to Sea Center Texas Showing a snake skin during a field trip to the wetlands Nature hike in the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory BIOSTART group - Jon M. Aoki, Ed.D., assistant professor, department of Natural Sciences, Univ. of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas...


The student reporters on the Smoke Signals newspaper staff at Choctawhatchee High School in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, have a book club promoting the importance of reading and writing to elementary students. A journalism student listens as his second grade pal reads to him. The newspaper co-editor helps her pal complete a writing assignment. Smoke Signals staff artist and second grade friend, show off their pumpkin creation. -Linda Evanchyk, adviser forSmoke Signals newspaper, journalism teacher Choctawhatchee High School in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida....


Las chicas de "La View" Taking a siesta -William B. Foglé, Spanish Teacher, Mater Dei High School, Evansville, Ind....


Chris Knapp, a 7th grader from Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School presents his project about the conquests of Alexander the Great. His project was a map of Alexander's route -- depicted on a cake! -Daniella Garran, 7th grade Social Studies teacher, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Orleans, Mass....


Second graders from The Palmas Academy in Puerto Rico spent the morning at Costco learning how a successful community business is run. They enjoyed making pizza for their lunch! - Alina Moran, Teacher, The Palmas Academy, Humacao, Puerto Rico...


The George Hall Elementary School in Mobile, Ala. doesn’t waste time with field trips. Instead, the school uses them to bring classroom lessons to life. These 1st graders tried out the witness box and the judge's chair at the Federal Court building in Mobile. During a visit in Montgomery, the 4th graders recognized Alabama Governor Bob Riley coming down the Capitol steps. On a visit to the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, 5th graders learned about Alabama's key role in the civil rights movement. -John Norton, writer, School Stories & Robin Ogburn, Tech Teacher, George Hall elementary, Mobile Ala....


We have short days on Tuesdays and quite frequently I have group work for them to do. This was an activity on classifying real numbers. They were told to illustrate the classification system using the given crafting items. They enjoyed their groups. —Lisa Smith, Math Teacher, South Panola High School, Batesville, MS...


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