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Arthur L. - Tide Predictions: Bay of Fundy

In the Expedition “Making Waves: The Tides They Are Changing,” students chose a coastal town, examining how tides impact the area. Arthur created a video about the Bay of Fundy and used math to predict the tides.

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Lotta L. - Sustainable Fashion Web Store

For the Expedition “Wardrobe Crisis: The Stain of Fast Fashion,” Lotta made a "web store" of upcycled pieces of clothing, demonstrating her understanding of sustainable fashion.

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Keona N. - Daisy's Chapter

For the Expedition "Roaring 20s," focused on The Great Gatsby and the political, social, and economic state of America at the time, Keona wrote this chapter from the perspective of Daisy Buchanan.

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Ruby R. - Titanium Tarantula

In the Expedition “Comic Chemistry,” students were tasked with making a comic based on one of the elements of the periodic table. Ruby's is based on Titanium, using DaVinci AI to generate the images.

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Mya B. - Pelican Town Detective

Mya wrote a mystery fan fiction set in the world of Stardew Valley, a popular video game, for an Expedition called “Don’t Turn Around,” in which students analyze the mystery genre and prudence their own mystery.

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Talyn A. - Mountain View

Talyn wrote this 350-word piece of creative nonfiction about his visit to Mount Etna in Sicily, written for a year-long Independent Study called “Hikes & Heroes."

Sora Schools - Corals and Climate Change

Students in the "Commotion in the Ocean" High School STEM expedition, had a guest speaker: Caroline Rodriguez of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She shared her research on ocean acidification and coral reef bleaching.

Lotta L. - Bay Ocean Chronicle

Lotta wrote a public service announcement about ocean acidification in the San Francisco Bay Area in the form of a newspaper.

Ava B. - The Story of Kara-Mi

Ava wrote a myth and cautionary tale about the Big Bang, evolution on Earth, the development of human civilization, and climate change.

Logan W. - The Dark Secret

Logan wrote this story, inspired by ancient Greek and Roman myths, incorporating global warming into a civilization's story.

Marley T. - Pearl's Journey

Marley created a comic book about a human girl explaining life on Earth to aliens for the expedition "ET Phone Home."

Emery S. - The Titanic Memorial

For the "Look Out Below!" expedition, Emery created a Titanic memorial, "interviewing" a survivor from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class.

Ava B. - Andrew Salgado Eye

Ava likes drawing portraits and facial features in different mediums. This is an eye study in the style of Andrew Salgado using Procreate.

Monica W. - Fashion Activism

For the History of Fashion Expedition, Monica researched Fashion Activism, focusing on LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter fashion.

Darah M. - Reaching New Heights

In the expedition From Empires to Emojis: Iconic Art Through the Ages, students are an artist who just moved to an ancient empire - perhaps Egypt, China, or the Indus Valley. Learn how Athena student Darah chose to represent an idea from our modern society.

Lenka K. - "Dirty Duckie"

Nova Middle School is home to many creatives and even an Animal Art Club! Take a closer look at Lenka's artwork featuring a fuzzy faced duckling.

Dawsey J. - A Redesigned Tennis Racket

Laws of physics are everywhere around us - especially in our favorite sports! In Forces of Nature: Physics of Sports, Sports, Gaming and the Everyday, Dawsey applied his knowledge of physics to redesign a tennis racket for improved performance.

Avery H. - Dear Future Sora Student

For many Sora students, their first full cycle at a new school just wrapped. In this open letter to a future Sora student, Athena student Avery shares what they think future students should know.

A P. - 5 Questions with Humanities Expert, Marina!

"When I was growing up, I was that kid who was like, “I can't do math. I hate math.” I didn’t feel like I was born with a math brain. In high school, all of that changed with a supportive teacher." - Marina Soucy

Mia L. - Mia's Joy of Juggling

...then something funny happened. I hit myself in the head and bursted out laughing with my mom. I decided then, that it is okay not to get it on the first try. It allows me to laugh at myself instead of being mean to myself.

Matthew J. - How Can Teens Break into Coding?

Coding can seem very challenging due to the complexity and uniqueness of each language. However, even with how challenging it seems, coding can be easy to learn for teenagers. There are even job opportunities for teenagers to work in the coding industry.

Romy W. - My Memories: A Collection of Poems and Other Art

In Take the A Train: Poetry, Music and Art of the Harlem Renaissance, students created their own “I Too Am America” artistic portfolio, an expression of different parts of their identity and how some of these parts might conflict.

Avery H. - PFOS Contamination: A Silent Menace

In Periodic Table of Pollution, students explored pollution through the illuminating lens of the periodic table before selecting chemical elements, molecules, and pollutants that intrigue them and, together, forge a dynamic "Periodic Table of Pollution."

Jack P. - Glenn Burke Breaks Boundaries

Sports is a universal language that has encouraged world peace, transformed culture, inspired change and broken barriers. Students explored past and present athletes who have broken physical, social, cultural, economic, psychological, and racial barriers and changed the world based on their own values.

Maria S. - Alma Panameña

Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated from September 15 to October 15) served as inspiration for Maria’s original art piece, Alma Panameña.

Elliotte C. - Wait... A Comfortable Pointe Shoe?

In Sports Technology: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, students took a deep dive into how athletic equipment is designed using various scientific principles and took their hand at developing and testing their own equipment.

Sora Students - Take me to the Movies

Can you smell the popcorn? In this immersive Middle School math project, students explore the mathematics behind a trip to the movies and try their hand at business management using Roblox to turn algebra into a cinematic experience.

Ari T. - Coral or Chaos?

In this informative essay, Ari explores the Great Barrier Reef's fragile ecosystem, and our role in its' survival.

Colton K. - Pavlova

Colton gives us a fascinating overview of the origins and history of the Pavlova dessert.

Athena Campus - DIY Dynamo Expedition - Reflection Posters

The Athena Campus created posters to reflect on the DIY Dynamo Expedition. In this expedition, students explored how energy is harnessed and converted into usable electricity, and then built their our own dynamo devices out of mostly recycled materials.

Nico - Made In Abyss is amazing (And it also has problems)

In the expedition Philosophy of Anime, students examine "My Hero Academia" - the story of Izuku Midoriya and how he became the world’s greatest hero. Nico analyzes and reflects on the narrative, and it's strengths and weaknesses.

Maria S. - Pink Skies

This awe-inspiring creation is a testament to the artist's unique interest in moths. Let these fuzzy antennae tickle your wonder and curiosity, while rosey wings carry you into a world where the ordinary transforms into extraordinary enchantment

Athena Campus - Summer Carnival

Nothing says summertime like carnival food. ⁠ What crazy carnival confections did Athena students come up with at the Summer Carnival?!

Ciara & Rachel - Luminexus

Welcome to the Luminexus podcast where we shine a light on radical new technologies to impact the most pressing problems of our time.

Ciara S. - If Rocks Could Talk

If rocks could talk, oh the stories they would tell! Have you ever looked out your bedroom window and wondered what the world looked like thousands, millions, or even billions of years ago?

Isabella G. - Artnado Project

Earlier this year, Isabella enrolled in "Artnado: An Extreme Weather Art Competition" to explore the intersection of art, science and writing.

Dylan & Gretta - Social Song

Based on their own experiences with mental health and bullying, Dylan & Gretta combined their passion for music to write & produce a song as a class project in the Expedition ""At War with Conformity.