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Co-op Cup!

The Muons finished selecting games and finalizing the point structure for the “Co-op Cup”. It’s going to be epic!

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Collaborative Drawing

Last week I feel I redeemed myself. Maybe letting the kids decide between two projects helped? The kids chose a collabrative project. At home I printed a somewhat abstract picture of a dog. I drew a grid on the print and cut out the squares. I gave each kid a square from my print and […]

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Stick Catapults!

Well…we gave popsicle stick catapults a try. My vision for this class was to give the kids a bunch of rubberbands and popsicle sticks and tell them we would make catapults and see which design shot a pompon the farthest. The kids would break up into teams, discuss designs and work together to make a […]

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Implosions and Improvisations

Well…I’m not going to say my last class with the Muons was a failure because 1. anytime the kids end up trying to figure out new ways to make something work and laughing has got to be called some kind of success and 2. any time an old hippie homeschooling parent like me gets to […]

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Drawing Games

In our last class the Muons played some drawing games. The first game was new to the group. The kids paired up and sat back to back. One kid had a clipboard and paper. This kid was the “drawer”. The other had the job of describing an item to their teammate without revealing what item […]

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Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

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Game Theory Week 1

This week we had our first presenters on Game Theory. “the BOiS™” did a great job explaining co-operative / non-cooperative games and theory. They also touched on the “Nash Equilibrium” and how it relates. There were many good questions in the Q and A portion, and a lively discussion among the whole group during the […]

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Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

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Balloons!

This week we continued our conversation about creativity. Creativity can also be a good tool for problem solving. The kids split into four teams. I gave each of them the same supplies…a bag of balloons and a roll of tape and asked them to make the tallest free standing balloon tower that they could construct […]

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Bottle Rockets

  This week the Muons and I talked about what direction we would like to see the class go and how creativity can look different in different people. Then we went outside to make some bottle rockets based on these instructions: Chemistry Rocket (Acid/Base Reaction)  

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