Students using technology to learn about heat transfer.

Learning heats up for fifth graders at Black Mountain Elementary. Students conducted a hands-on experiment about heat transfer. Teacher Caroline Clark brought in Brian Maccarelli from the county office to aid in the lesson. 

“Students had to explain the effects of heat transfer that occurs between objects,” said Ms. Clark. “We used a metal bar to connect hot and cold water to see how heat moves from one to the other. There are many connections to how this knowledge can help students in the future.” 

Ms. Clark says she is always looking for new ways to enhance her students' learning experience. 

“It's important for students to experience content in many forms,” she said. “I want my students to have fun, and I look forward to coming to class every day. New adventures are always awaiting us as we discover new things.”

Student getting help from the teacher.