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Science at ECMS
Michelle McKey’s fourth grade science class at Escambia County Middle School performed an experiment using a two-liter bottle, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and a balloon. The experiment showed how mixing the baking soda and apple cider vinegar makes a mixture of gas called carbon dioxide (CO2). It caused the balloon to blow up because of the air that formed in the two-liter bottle. The students observed the experiment and made…
ECMS students make ‘ecosystems’
Ms. Hybart’s fifth-grade class at Escambia County Middle School participated in a shoebox ecosystem project. The purpose of the assignment was for students to demonstrate an understanding of ecosystems to enable them to identify the plants, animals, soil, habitats and relationships that exist in ecosystems with an emphasis on conservation and preservation of the ecosystems. Students selected and chose appropriate animals, plants, and soils to construct a three-dimensional model of…
Local YMCA awarded energy efficiency, soccer grants
Atmore Area YMCA received a double dose of donations last week. One will be used to help make the Y’s gym more energy efficient; the other will provide funds for the local organization’s most successful program. The bigger infusion of badly needed financial support came in the form of a $10,000 Efficiency Forward grant from Alabama Business Charitable Trust (ABCT), which was founded in 1992 by Alabama Power. “This is…
Johnny Appleseed comes to Perdido
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Pre-k and kindergarten students at Perdido Elementary School are enjoying learning about the American folk hero, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman. They have learned that he got his nickname from the fact that he planted apple trees throughout the Midwest of America. Of course, the idea that he wandered around barefoot with a cooking pot on his head for most of his adult life intrigues all…