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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Circuitry, Systems, and Design (3rd/4th)

Posted by on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Grade 3, Grade 4, SAVY.

Dear SAVY Parents,

What an exciting and action-packed, final day of SAVY!  We hit the learning discoveries hard – literally, by de-engineering an electronic device to discover and observe the internal circuits and parts.  Yes, there were hammers and screw-drivers involved, but we were able to discuss import assumptions about their functions and develop those all important questions!
Students were given time to do final research on their questions in order to collaborate and create a final product – a rudimentary design of a complex city electrical grid with planning in regard to compound problem scenarios.  Using all they had learned about scale and systems that are interactive and interdependent, they worked to negotiate priorities and plan for safe and reliable delivery of energy to various users and expectant customers. This required sensitivity and advanced communication skills about knowledge, reasoning, and values.  Many students said this was their favorite part of the course!
Finally, it was our pleasure to share our work with you! Thank you for evaluating your present level of knowledge about the materials and concepts, asking questions, and making predictions as you investigated those different materials with your child for conductivity and completing circuits.  Hopefully, you are still asking questions with your child and discovering new ways to challenge your present thinking.  I hope to see you another day, in another SAVY Course Parent Open House!
Mrs. Byrd