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Electrons

Eyeballs

In the first of a series of classes exploring our senses, the electrons did a few experiments to find out how our eyes work. We built a model eye using a magnifying glass and a goldfish bowl. We used a cut out of a person and vellum paper taped to the fishbowl to act as […]

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Irish Soda Bread

The Electrons have been cooking again! This beauty came home with us today!

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Exquisite Corpse Drawings

Last week, we discussed the surrealist art movement of the 1920’s and the transition from art based on reality to art from an artist’s imagination. We tested out the new digital projector and looked at art from Dali, Miro, Magritte, and Man Ray. We then looked at the Exqisite Corpse artwork that came from collaboration […]

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Spy Adventures and Plot Points

This was our first session together. We began with a “warm up” writing activity by hearing about an historical event that happened October 15, 1917 relating to a spy during World War I. The activity encouraged the Electrons to write about a spy adventure they had or they were able to write down spy gear […]

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Food Chains

Last week we continued learning about food chains, but with an art twist. Using cut paper and some imagination, the electrons created stylized art food chain posters. They chose 3 animals to portray and created cut paper portraits of the animals ‘eating’ their prey… to illustrate ‘Secondary Consumers’, ‘Primary Consumers’, and ‘Primary Producers’. Here is […]

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Thank Yous!

The Electrons and Muons continued work on their thank you cards. We talked about who would make good canidates to recieve thank yous and then the kids set to work turning their monoprints from last week into cards. Librarians,firefighters,police officers,moms,friends,and music teachers will be some of the recipients.

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Electron/Muon Studio

This week the kids used plastic bags,acrylic paint,and card stock to make monoprints that will be turned into thank you cards for various members of our communities. We first cut plastic bags into squares and taped them to our work surfaces.Next we applied acrylic paint to the bags with foam brushes or large paint brushes.We […]

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Owl Pellets

In Electron Science we began a mini-unit on food chains by dissecting an owl pellet. By looking at charts of owl food chains and the bones of their prey, we were able to classify some of the found bones. The electrons also recorded their findings through sketches and writing down the answers to questions about […]

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Stained Glass

Last time in Neutron/Electron Art we looked at images from a book about Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass designs.We talked about his use of simple lines that made a big impact.   The kids then split into two groups to try out their own versions of stained glass.One group used tissue paper,clear contact paper and […]

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Electrons Writer’s Workshop

We’ve been looking at poetry and this past week the Electrons took an acronym to use as a restriction on form (i.e. U.S.A. for United States of America). The acronym then becomes the starting point for writing such as this…. Under the umbrella Staying free from rain Always moving to avoid the drops The lines […]

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