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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Symmetry

We read the book “Seeing Symmetry” to complement our work from the previous week. Since the book mentioned snow flakes, we did a science experiment with baking soda and hair conditioner to make snow. The Electrons were challenged to research at home to figure out why the ingredients become cold when they are combined.

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Rain Forests

We had so much fun in this class that the time flew! I was concerned that the excitement from the potluck lunch might have the neutrons too energized to sit and listen to books and work one projects. Instead, they were very focused and we had a wonderful learning time. We are learning about rain […]

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Winter

Today we started our winter exploration with a group project of a winter-themed collage. We created snowflakes, snowman, winter animals and other cool items. We will continue our project next week.

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Drafts

In addition to time for writing and time for sharing, we talked through the goal of completing 4-6 first drafts of various types of writing, and how, after the winter break, we will work on revising/editing/publishing, which includes some partner work. We also brainstormed some ideas for later in the co-op year…skit/play writing, parodies/poems/songs, trying […]

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Patients

This week with the Photons,we looked at work by Stephan Draschan who spends time in museums and galleries waiting for visitors to match art works. We were able to see how he used many of the techniques we have been learning about to capture these moments. https://plainmagazine.com/stefan-draschan-museum-guests-match-artwork/ Next the kids experimented with flipping their phone […]

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Hot and Cold

First Name: Mayana Age: 7 Experiment Title: Hot and Cold What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: After reading about olfactory receptors and smells in Ada Twist Scientist, we wanted to learn if hotter things had a stronger smell than colder […]

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Test if Speed Can Overcome Gravity

First Name: Anna Age: 7 Experiment Title: Test if Speed Can Overcome Gravity What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: The purpose of my experiment was to see if I could build a marble track with a hump over my brother’s […]

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Observation of Sound Waves Putting Out Candle

  First Name: Anna Age: 7 Experiment Title: Observation of Sound Waves Putting Out Candle What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: The purpose of my experiment was to discover if sound waves can put out a burning candle. What was […]

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Making a Bell Sound with Clothes Hanger and Spoon

First Name: Anna Age: 7 Experiment Title: Making a Bell Sound with Clothes Hanger and Spoon What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: The purpose of the experiment was to determine if I could make a bell sound using a clothes […]

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Determining if a Candle Can Be Put Out Using Sound Waves

First Name: Aaron Age: 6 Experiment Title: Determining if a Candle Can Be Put Out Using Sound Waves What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: The purpose of my experiment was to see if I can put out a candle by […]

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