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Sheila.Baker@montgomery.kyschools.us ph   (859) 497-8752   Mapleton Elementary

Educational Background:
Montgomery County High School
Transylvania University B A Morehead State University MA

This is my 22nd year teaching including the time I spent teaching in the United Kingdom and Powell County, Kentucky. I have taught many levels but most of my years have been in Primary. This year, I attended the National Energy Education Development National Confrence in Long Beach, California where I worked with teachers from all fifty states to bring Science to elementary classrooms.


Science Lab Classes


Science Club demonstrated  Newton's Laws of Motion to show familys the distructive effects of distracted driving.  Familys took the pledge not to text and drive.  Our next demonstration will be at the Montgomery County Board of Education Meeting in November.

Science Club

Afterschool meetings are scheduled for Mondays twice a month.  Look for meeting announcements in the school newsletter and website.

Scheduled Meetings

Monday, November 2,2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 30,2015

Monday, December 7,2015

Lessons going on in Science Lab


I can test hard and soft pushes.

1st Grade

I can observe the patterns of the sun and moon.

2nd Grade

I can investigate the properties of matter.

3rd Grade

I can conduct an investigation of balanced and unbalanced forces.

4th Grade 

I can model how animal structures help survival.


Recycling Project

Students empty bins weekly and keep data on the amount of trash we are keeping out of landfills.

 Everyone wants to be


R eally
A wesome
T echnicians of
S cience

 Each week Mrs. Baker will recognize 4th graders who have made significant classroom contributions to write them on her door.  We will celebrate their success on Fridays by having lunch in the Science Lab and watching an episode of Myth Busters on the big screen.  Students will know they have lunch in the lab because they will be presented with an invitation for that week.

The following organizations or businesses have contributed time or materials to our Lab in the last year!


Montgomery County  4-H

Rumpke Recycling

National Forest Service

Kentucky Department of Forestry

Columbia Gas

Kentucky Utilities

National Energy Education Development Project

U.S. Soil Conservation

United States Department of Agriculture

Morehead State University

Montgomery County Health Department

St. Clair Medical Center

Check out the Science Club Page for the latest updates and info!




Supplies We Can Use

Empty toilet paper and paper towel, wrapping paper rolls

Pictures or clippings about weather predicting superstitions.

Sketches of your idea for our new club t-shirt

Digital photo emailed to Mrs. Baker of students in Fall Outdoor Pictures.

Old rolls of painters tape.

Science Fair

If you would like to get a head start, March 24,2016 will be the  Science Fair.

This year we will add the categories of 


Science Journals

Look for more information to be posted on the kind of project you will want   to choose.




 You can request a hard copy of the directions for Science Fair or us the guidelines below and the links on the link menu.



    Internet Use

                Students will need to do research for their projects.  The internet is convenient and offers quick references.  Parents need to always be present when doing internet searches to monitor appropriate materials and sources for their children.  Remember that some sites are built by archiving contributions without checking out their validity.  Check who endorsees the sites you use for information.  The Nation Science Foundation or National Science Teachers Association are good indicators.

                No information may be presented as the work of a student that is not their work.  All photos or information should be credited to the site or resources it is taken from.  Points will be deducted for plagiarism.






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