Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Asperger’s School in Atlanta, Creates Labitat for Science Classes

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a school for learning disabilities, developed a self-contained environment to give students a visual representation of the concepts taught in their science classes.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

Cumberland developed a Labitat program to use in conjunction with their science classes. The Labitat creates an environment needed for trout fish eggs to mature so that students will be able to watch the eggs mature into young fish. This week, 1,500 trout eggs were delivered to Cumberland to begin the program. Teachers use the Labitat to demonstrate to students the environmental specifics needed to hatch eggs of trout fish. Students are in charge of keeping the temperature at a constant and making sure the chemical makeup of the water is maintained at a specific PH. Eggs have to be continually rolled as they would in a river. In several days, the eggs will mature then hatch into very small trout. While the special needs students study science, they are able to reinforce their studies by studying this live science experiment.

“Our students were amazed at the size and color of the eggs. This is such a wonderful learning activity for our students and for all involved in the project,” said Don Sasso, Principal of Cumberland Academy of Georgia. “Students will take away a higher understanding of the complexities of the ecosystems around them.”

Teachers will use the Labitat for several months. Once the young fish have matured and are ready to be released, students and teachers will plan a field trip. Students will then help release the young trout into the Chattahoochee River.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades 4 through 12 who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2008 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or email admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. To learn more about Cumberland Academy of Georgia, please visit