By Kathy G.
The Cougar News Blog
Cactus Canyon Junior High’s eighth-grade science classes are working on a public service announcement. The PSA that the students will be working on is all about safety, whether it’s car safety, bike safety, or just crossing the crosswalk.
The students got to pick their own groups and then collaborate about what they think. Science teachers Regan Roach and Candice Wyatt arranged for the Apache Junction Police Department to come to CCJH to talk about safety and how it involves physics.
“The PSA for science is very interesting,” said McKinley Kelley. “We all have intelligent ideas of what we can do, even if we don’t all agree. It’s fun to hang out with your friends and have fun doing it.”
After choosing the topic the students will be writing a script using a storyboard. And once they’re done planning, they can either use the netbooks or bring a camera from home to do the recording.
The main reason on why the teachers are doing this is because they want the students to realize how much not wearing a helmet can impact their life.
“I want students to convince their peers to take safety more seriously,” Roach said. “There are too many kids who are hurt (and killed) because of their choice to not be safe. One kid hurt is too many.”