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Humboldt County Office of Education: 2021 Student Showcase | GATE Academy

2021 Student Showcase | GATE Academy

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is coordinated by the Humboldt County Office of Education to assist districts in developing unique education opportunities for students in elementary and middle schools who have been identified as gifted. This year the GATE Academy, normally held at Humboldt State University early in the year, was turned into a virtual event. Check out some of the creations Humboldt County’s gifted and talented students came up with.

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Vivian Adams

Small Town in Ireland: Ballybunion

  • School: Trinidad Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

A virtual tour using Google Tour Builder on a town called Ballybunion.

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Ella Eisner

Science Escape Room

  • School: Trinidad Elementary
  • Grade: 8
  • Project Type: Unlock Your Own Adventure

Project Description

A virtual escape room with puzzles and riddles to solve in order to escape the clutches of a mad scientist.

Student Comment

This was a new experience and it was super fun to make. It was a mental challenge to layer science lessons with the GATE Challenge requirements.

Coordinator Comment

Ella is a scholar. She pushes to persevere through challenges and meet her goals she sets for herself. This is an amazing project that was well researched and thought through to meet the challenge’s highest expectations.

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Jayden Taylor

Jayden’s Garden

  • School: Fortuna Middle
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Jayden created a model of a garden using recycled materials. Jayden researched the best vegetables to grow in our area.

Student Comment

Jayden hopes to build a real garden at Fortuna Middle School.

Coordinator Comment

Jayden conducted research on the best plants to grow in Humboldt County. He then collected recycled materials from home and school to build his model. He asked the principal if he could grow a school garden in the spring and was given permission to do so.

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Haven Subia-Gonzales

Virtual Tour of Japan

  • School: McKinleyville Middle
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

Virtual Tour of Japan takes one through a tour or both Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan and a few of the highlights you might experience as a tourist there.

Coordinator Comment

This tour makes me want to visit Japan, especially the gardens and sushi spots.

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Liana Stumph

What’s In My Garden?

  • School: McKinleyville Middle
  • Grade: 7
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

What’s in My Garden shows a blueprint and plan for a real garden as well as a model made from objects found around the home that represent the vegetables, flowers, trees, and other garden elements.

Coordinator Comment

This is a fun project. I love the way Liana shows us what the elements in the model were made from.

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Kaiya Wolven

Anxiety Tips & Tricks

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: TedTalk GateX

Project Description

Kaiya shares her own experience and tips and tricks she has learned in hope of helping others.

 

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Zaiden Burgess

Zaiden’s Garden

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Zaiden gives a tour of “The Garden.”

 

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Cade Conley

Oahu, Hawaii Virtual Tour

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

A virtual tour of the island of Oahu Hawaii

 

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Iris Bartlett

Iris’ Vegetable Garden

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Iris gives a tour of her vegetable garden!

 

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Jack Fisher

Fisher Farms: For all your Fresh Flora Goodness

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

A tour of Fisher Farms: For all your fresh flora goodness by Jack.

 

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Emaleigh Mikkelsen

Virtual Tour of Venice, Italy

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

Emaleigh shares a virtual tour of Venice, Italy.

 

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Zoe Smith

Smith Family Garden

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

Smith Family Garden tour by Zoe

 

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Sydney Boone

Poem about Friendship

  • School: Washington Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: GATE Kids Got Talent

Project Description

I wrote this because for me finding friends was hard, and it was harder being alone. Then I got through those hard times by going out of my comfort zone and making friends so now I had supporting friends. They help me get through those hard times because now I’m not alone. So that’s why I wrote this poem, my friends are all these things and more.

 

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Ankit Panta

Virtual Tour: Nepal

  • School: Pacific Union
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

Ankit draws upon his family’s experience in this virtual tour of Nepal.

 

Leah Han

Poem: Issues of the World

  • School: Trinidad Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: GATE Kids Got Talent

Project Description

A poetic perspective on current social issues in the world. Leah says, “I wrote and performed this poem with my emotional feelings.”

 

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Charlie Hinton

BreakoutEDU Game: Road Trip

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Unlock Your Own Adventure

Project Description

Charlie has created an online game with BreakoutEDU. Click the button below to play the game. Find signup instructions here. If you get stuck, the answer key is here. No cheating! 🙂 

 

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Jerome Everta

BreakoutEDU Game: Turn Back!

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: Unlock Your Own Adventure

Project Description

Jerome has created an online game with BreakoutEDU. Click the button below to play the game. Find signup instructions here. If you get stuck, the answer key is here. No cheating! 🙂

 

Isabella Ryan

How Fantasy Books Affect Reality

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: TedTalk GateX

Project Description

Isabella talks about how fantasy books affect reality — watch this talk and see what you think!

 

Peyton Graney

Go Out and Garden

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

View Peyton’s garden presentation for inspiration to Go Out and Garden yourself!

 

Emmett Davison

Everything You Need to Know about Giving Speeches

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: TedTalk GateX

Project Description

Emmett shares an overview of everything you need to know about giving a speech and explains why we often get nervous about giving speeches.

 

Emmett Davison

The Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • School: Arcata Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is my favorite place in the world. It’s a huge place where you can look at lots of different kinds of animals that live in water. Check it out!

 

Brianna Hall & Camila Jean Mejia

B & C Botanicals

  • School: Monument Middle School
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: Create a Garden

Project Description

B & C Botanicals is a vegetable and floral garden. We chose to grow tomatoes in the garden because they can grow well in Humboldt County with the correct living situation. We wanted part of the garden to be vegetables, like the tomatoes and cucumbers, and part of it to be flowers. Our garden has hydrangeas, sunflowers, and daisies because they look good in our garden and they grow well with our Humboldt County weather. We put succulents in our garden because they live locally, look good, and look realistic. They live for a long time without dying or rotting. They are low maintenance too. We decided to do a pattern between the flowers and vegetables to make it look nice.

The materials used to build our garden were fake grass and flowers. We made the vegetables out of clay. The bushes were made out of fake moss with flowers added to them. We surrounded the garden with a white picket fence.

 

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Iris Bartlett

BreakoutEDU Game: Broken Machinery

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: Unlock Your Own Adventure

Project Description

Iris has created an online game with BreakoutEDU. Santa and his elves are in big trouble. There machines are broken and it’s only 5 days till Christmas! Can you help them fix there machinery in time?

Click the button below to play the game. Find signup instructions here. If you get stuck, the answer key is here. No cheating! 🙂

 

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Jack Fisher

BreakoutEDU Game: Kitchen Trouble

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Unlock Your Own Adventure

Project Description

Jack has created an online game with BreakoutEDU. Click the button below to play the game. Find signup instructions here. If you get stuck, the answer key is here. No cheating! 🙂

 

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Maya Kalmpt

How I Overcame My Fear

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 4
  • Project Type: GATE Kids Got Talent

Project Description

Maya created a short video presentation about overcoming her fears when playing Minecraft.

 

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Levi Karl-Standish

Pondy: A Metaphorical Story

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: GATE Kids Got Talent

Project Description

Pondy is a metaphorical story revolved of a lonely frog, stuck in his own small pond. Within this magnificent story of a single low life creature, beaming towards his next future. Listen in to this small but large moraled story, for a cleansing of how the small things matter in life. Truly, the bases and things humanity takes for granted, is what truly makes our life as fantastic and magical, but shall never be fully accounted for. Nonetheless, a newborn baby – or a frog, finds everything perfect and divine. Join us across this small adventure, starting with a small blind frog; who sees better than anyone else, even without vision.

 

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Jerome Everta

Flight of the Dragon

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: GATE Kids Got Talent

Project Description

This is a story of a dwarf named Bäerst whose goats get stolen by a dragon. He climbs up the mountain and kills the dragon, and returns home victorious.

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Fire Townsend

Choishi-michi Pilgrimage and Shukubo Temple Stay

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 6
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

A virtual Choishi-michi Pilgrimage and Shukubo Temple Stay

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Zoe Smith

Pyramids of Egypt

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

A slideshow about the fascinating pyramids.

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Kaiya Wolven

A Place to Visit: Ireland

  • School: Cutten Elementary
  • Grade: 5
  • Project Type: Virtual Tour

Project Description

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to see a castle? Maybe you really like tasting different foods? On my slideshow, I can explain that Ireland is the best place to visit to satisfy these needs. From the beautiful scenery to the astounding history, I believe that Ireland is a great place to visit for a vacation.

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