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LOWER SCHOOL INNOVATION LAB GRAND OPENING

February 28, 2020

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek   This past week we celebrated the official opening of our Lower School Innovation Lab with an afternoon of exploration and hands-on creativity! Following the Grand Opening of our Upper School Graves Center […]

6TH GRADE STUDENTS GET TO EXPLORE EARTH SCIENCE UP CLOSE

January 31, 2020

6th-grade students recently took a trip to the Rose Garden Center in Tyler for their Gem and Mineral Education Day!   Middle School science students had the opportunity to learn about gold mining, fossils, gem polishing, jewelry making, fluorescent minerals, and amber from fellow scientists and expert collectors who specialize in gems and minerals. In […]

4TH GRADERS VISIT THE PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE

November 22, 2019

Did you know that the sky has more stars than the beach has sand?   This mind-bending fact, along with a whole host of other facts and fascinations can be explored at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. Our 4th-graders recently had the opportunity to visit and it was such a great […]

ROBOTICS CLASS COLLABORATES IN THE IDEA LAB

November 08, 2019

Everything begins as an idea. It starts with noticing, and then moves to evaluating, which turns to thinking and talking and trying to solve the problem at hand!   Our classes, specifically our Robotics class this past week, have been making good use of our new Idea Lab that recently opened as a part of […]

BULLARD PD FIELDS QUESTIONS FROM FORENSIC SCIENCE CLASS

November 08, 2019

This past Tuesday our Forensic Science class had an up-close opportunity to learn from Bullard Police Officers and their canine partner. Detective Hill and Patrol Officer Hays, along with their canine partner, demonstrated a practice drug search of a vehicle and allowed students the opportunity to see forensic knowledge at work. They also took time […]

INNOVATION AND ROCK FORMATIONS

October 31, 2019

Middle School science students took to the Innovation Lab this past week to wrap up an Earth Science project by creating persuasive presentations!   Each student was assigned a famous rock formation to research. They were to find information which would help convince people to visit their specific formation. Once students completed their research, they […]

MAKER MONDAYS IN THE INNOVATION LAB

October 25, 2019

Each Monday afternoon our Director of Educational Technology and Innovation, Ashley Swinney, hosts an open lab time for students who are interested in pursuing personal projects in the Innovation Lab.   This past Monday launched our Maker Monday series in the Graves Family Center for Innovation labs. Each week students will be introduced to a […]

7TH GRADERS EXPERIMENT WITH CELLS

October 18, 2019

This past week our 7th-graders took to their microscopes for a closer look at the unique contrast between animal and plant cells.   To observe animal cells, students took a swab of their own mouths and using their cheek cells, they added iodine in order to encapsulate the cell for a close clear look under […]

GRAND OPENING OF THE GRAVES FAMILY CENTER FOR INNOVATION

October 11, 2019

This space is more than another great asset to the Brook Hill educational experience, this new space, and the resources available to students are a marker of forward progress and an exciting future!   This past week we cut the ribbon and announced the official open of the Graves Family Center for Innovation and Graves […]

Enhancing Innovation

October 04, 2019

HEADLINES: A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL, ROD FLETCHER     Collaboration, vision, imagination, and creativity are all important parts of the educational process.   That is why at Brook Hill, in addition to a core curriculum, we offer areas of study like coding, robotics, entrepreneurship, visual media, and fabrication, to name a few. […]

Science Lab – Creating a Spirit of Wonder & Inquiry

September 27, 2019

Memorizing facts and recalling equations have their place in learning, without a doubt. But seeing those equations and facts, the talked about theories come to life. That’s what we’re excited about in our science labs!   Middle School science teacher, Jenny Wallace’s 8th-grade class collaborated in groups this week to measure the mass and volume […]

Little Scientists Learn About the Letter “O”

September 13, 2019

Mrs. Haugh’s Kindergarten class explores the letter “O” by dissecting owl pellets in the Lower School Science Lab.   With lab coats on and tweezers in hand, students pulled apart owl pellets (sanitized and preserved for scientific use) in search of tiny bones. They learned about what owls eat and how to identify bones from […]