When we walked in to Chiniqua Hill's classroom we thought we were in George Myers' forecast center. These 6th graders are really into their lesson on meteorology.
"You walked in on what we call the activator," Ms. Hill says, "and we were actually tracking the weather. We were using the ipad app along with weather.com to determine what the weather is right now in Waynesboro and what it will be later this evening."
Ms. Hill's enthusiasm about her job is apparent in everything she does here at Burke County Middle School.
"I want them to know that Earth Science is fun," she says. "I want them to share the same passion that I have for science and I want them to be able to use it beyond room 205."
Ms. Hill uses Skype and other technology to help take these students beyond this room.
"A lot of times if we cannot go on a field trip, hey, technology is not out there. We can pop them right in, or invite people here to come speak to us."
"We do waves currents and tides but we have students who have never been to the beach. So I can't really make a real-life connection can I unless I take them to the beach."
From Burke County, to the beach, to limitless possibilities. A great start for these students from a teacher who's only been on the job for 3 short years.
"I want to be the teacher that sees the child in the mall or in Wal Mart and they're like yeah, I'm that scientist, yeah I'm that doctor, because of you Ms. Hill. Thanks, I remember Earth Science. I mean it's 6th grade Earth Science but still they're going somewhere so I want to be that teacher."
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