Some were in it for the long haul.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Building continues. Kids were in full construction mode. I love this time during the process. The questions "do you think this will work?". The answers "only thing we can do is try." There is doubt. There is failure. There is grit. Problems are solved and new ones arise but through all of it there is learning.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Today we talked to the CEO and founder of Water is Life. He graciously gave up his time to talk to us via Google Hangout about the work his company is doing. Check out Water is Life on Twitter and Facebook.
A students eye view.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Mr. Heisel asked me if I had a student who could build a Ipad mount for a tripod. I had a tnut that fit the tripod and I showed the kids how a tnut worked. Here is what they made.
She finished sewing in her straps.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Today during Friday project day we started to contact experts with questions.
It is an outdoor vertical garden.
Conversation, drawings, YouTube videos, and Google were the name of the game today as students began drawing and designing their filters.
Journals are cool. Science journals are the coolest.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Today I introduced our next project. Your students will be spending the next week building, designing, and testing a water filter. This is part of Chemistry Learning Target 2 separating mixtures. This project will be done in conjunction with a group of students in Ghana. You can check them out on Twitter @lab_13ghana. We will also be talking to Ken Suritte the CEO of Water is Life on Monday via a Google Hangout. He is also on Twitter @WaterIsLife. Later next week students will test their filters outside. Here are some pictures from Lab 13. Check back in to see the progress from our students.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Melissa Hellwig and Don Eckert got an email from Donors Choose about a grant to take kids to see the movie He Named Me Malala. They forwarded it to the building and applied for the grant. They won and we won. So we went to see the movie free of charge including transportation.
Dr. Smith texted me and asked me to get a picture with the drone.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Students are exploring exo and endothermic reactions by creating their own experiment. I put out four different salts that react with water. They have to decide the independent variable.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
During Friday project day students are answering the question "how can I reduce waste in my home, school or community?" Students have formed problem statements. They are now working through what will have to be done to build their project.
Posting a picture to google classroom.
I introduced sphero and coding today in discovery. I see a fair amount of play in our future.
Mrs. Edwards needs a pattern for a quilt. We love Mrs. Edwards so we are going to make them and print them.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A student in Dempsey's class was building a guitar and needed some knobs for his guitar.
Olaf because Olaf is awesome.