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Fleur Uptegraft

This year I am excited to be teaching 6th grade Science, Conceptual Physics (elective), Study Skills and I am a WEB Co-coordinator.  

  • As sixth graders explore heat & the transfer of energy, we will take that knowledge and apply it to our first Engineering design project, building (prototype) igloos for endangered penguins.  Later we move into Global warming, then we'll explore Weather + Climate, the water cycle and eventually build our very own watershed. We will complete the year with body systems, dissecting frogs - and lastly with a renewable energy challenge when we build a wind turbine!
     
  • Physics students (1 semester) will complete an engineering unit, explore Newton's laws, move into mechanics (velocity cars) and eventually explore a new aerospace unit to build rockets to launch.
  • WEB is an awesome leadership class on campus that reminds all the students that "everyone belongs" at Ralston!  I assist the WEB program, however, my esteemed colleague, Mr.Bean, teaches the class.

My formal education was undergraduate at Cornell College where I studied Science and English. I moved to California 16 years ago and since then I have mostly taught in a high school setting.  I completed my Masters of Science in Curriculum & Instruction at CSU East Bay.

 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy gardening, swimming, hiking & traveling with my thirteen year-old & husband. I am thrilled to be in such an awesome, supportive community. You can reach me at the following:

 

Email:  fuptegraft@brssd.org,       Email hours:   Monday-Friday 7:15am-8:00am and 3:30pm-5:00pm

Phone:  (650) 637-4880 ext 1668,   Phone hours:  Monday-Friday 7:30-8:00am, and 3:00pm-4:00pm

6th gr Science Calendar
Engineering Projects: bridges
Why is it important to study structures that fail?
Physics week at a Glace
Physics For Fun!
Bridge research due DAY 4
Present Day1 next week