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Summer SAVY, Session 5 Day 1, Engineering Design (Allison) (1st-2nd)

Jul. 15, 2024—We had a great first day! We started by getting to know one another and sharing our background knowledge about engineers. The students made great connections to their experiences with bridges throughout the day.  Our engineering design week is based on a story called Javier Builds a Bridge. We read the story throughout the day and learned how Javier...

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Summer SAVY, Session 5 Day 1, Earth Science Rocks! (1st-2nd)

Jul. 15, 2024—It was a delight getting to know our Geologists today. After introducing ourselves, we went over the norms for the week ahead, which will enable us to work productively together.  We started with discussions on what scientists do and the many different fields of science. The “I Have Who Has” game gave us opportunities to...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Neurobiology of Learning (7th – 8th)

Jul. 12, 2024—Hello SAVY Families!  Happy Friday! I am writing this from the conclusion of the Neurobiology of Learning. I can’t believe how quickly this week went. Your students definitely made it a fun and fast-paced week! We spent our last day talking about cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. We talked about memory and learning and did an...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Page to the Stage (7th – 8th)

Jul. 12, 2024—Dear Students of From the Page to the Stage, Thank you, thank you! Thank you for our final session. Thank you for our week. Thank you for this adventure! You have my gratitude for a tremendous last day, which served well to cap a week’s worth of experimentation, exploration, creation, and play. We began with...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Engineering 101 (7th – 8th)

Jul. 12, 2024—We finished off our week of Engineering 101 with chemical and biological engineering. Students cleaned up an oil spill (made of Crisco and cocoa powder) in a bowl of water and learned ways that chemical and biological engineers have developed to clean up oil spills in our oceans. Students learned about how chemical engineers can...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Greek Mythology (Waxman) (5th – 6th)

Jul. 12, 2024—Happy Friday! We had a fabulous final day in Greek Mythology: Myth to Modern Legend! This morning, we ended our study of the mythology canon by learning about the Trojan War and the Odyssey. After that, we completed our mythological board games and finished writing our own myths. Students then had the opportunity to present...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Greek Mythology (Young) (5th – 6th)

Jul. 12, 2024—Today was an amazing day!  As always, we started our day with Connections from the New York Times, then we jumped right into our projects. They finished writing their rough drafts for their myths and discussed them with their peers.   We then discussed some characteristics of a good presentation. How can you capture your audience’s...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Coding and Robotics (5th – 6th)

Jul. 12, 2024—Engaging Collaboration and Coding with Mars Rovers: Day 5 of SAVY-Coding and Robotics  Today marks the last day of our exciting journey into the world of robotics! Over the past week, we witnessed an impressive display of creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork from our enthusiastic young robotics engineers.  Today, the students explored and applied all of the...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Space Academy (Whiting) (3rd -4th)

Jul. 12, 2024—We’ve had an excellent week at Space Academy, literally traveling across galaxies.     Today, we had two primary focuses: recap our amazing learning in the Space Exposition Presentation and catch up on any missed activities from the week! By the end of this week, all Cosmic Cadets will have explored the eight planets, the dwarf...

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Summer SAVY, Session 4 Day 5, Space Academy (Jahn) (3rd -4th)

Jul. 12, 2024—We had a fantastic week at Space Academy, traveling across the galaxy to learn more about the incredible intergalactic world!      By the end of this week, all Cosmic Cadets will have explored the eight planets, the dwarf planet Pluto, the sun, and the moon; they will have investigated multiple experiments and written several responses....

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