Tuesday, November 24, 2015
A parent of one of my students from last year posted this picture on Facebook. This is a Halloween decoration that quit working. Rather than being discarded the student had the confidence to open it up and reestablish the circuit. He then decided to see if he could convert a pond pump's solar panel to a phone charger.
So the last couple of years on the day before Thanksgiving break Dempsey and I set up a bunch of Chemistry demo's. Here is a compilation video of the demo's. The joy on Dempsey and my face is real. The video's are provided by my wife who bought me a GoPro last year for Christmas. Enjoy!
Monday, November 23, 2015
Today was a work day on our waste project. Here are a couple groups ideas.
The finished product. I thought these were awesome. You can take T-Swizzle with you anywhere.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
So every year for our anniversary my wife and I make each other gifts. We look up to see what the "traditional" anniversary gift is for that year and make something out of that material. Year 7 is copper.
I first converted the images to black and white. The instructable recommended high contrast photos. Then I printed the photo onto an overhead and heat it up to transfer the image. Here is the instructable: http://m.instructables.com/id/easily-etch-images-in-copper/
A Family shot.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Kids worked on a variety of projects today in Discovery. First up we have students playing Sphero golf. Kids take turns programming using the Spark app to knock over the graduated cylinder.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
During our waste project this week. Dempsey and I joined classes and had students present their infographics to each other. Kids talked to each other about how they were going to solve a problem. Kids networked. Questions were asked. Information was shared. It was a good day. Thanks Mrs. T for the use of your space. Thanks Dr. Simpson for checking out the work.
Kids sharing their work.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Phase one of this story can be found here: Pink Room Blog
My daughter is in Pink Room at Ambrose Family Center. I showed the picture from Pink Room Blog to a couple of my students and one started working. Here is his work.
He took it home.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Today's the day. Modifications are finished. We had a gorgeous day to test our filters.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Today was a waste project day. I feel like we are on the edge of a cliff ready to jump off and put a lot of ideas in motion. I don't have a ton of pictures from today but I had a great talk with a group of ladies thinking about silverware. They would really like to change the fact that the cafeteria only uses plastic silverware. Today they went to Mrs. Edwards and scheduled a meeting with Dr. Smith. On Monday they will talk to her about their ideas. They searched for alternatives, they compared products, they used math to figure out what the best deal was, they worked on a problem that they wanted to solve, and they learned.
Biodegradable Sporks was the answer.