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Spring SAVY 2022 – Creative Contraptions for 1st/2nd Grade (Tyson)

Feb. 28, 2022—Dear parents: We had a great day in our Creative Contraptions SAVY class. We begin our morning getting to know each other through with a creativity activity called, “Be the thing”. Students were to imagine that they were as a “Suitcase” and answer thee questions: How do you feel? What are your thoughts? and, What...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Creative Contraptions for 1st/2nd Grade (Byrd)

Feb. 28, 2022—What a great day we had at SAVY for Creative Contraptions!  The emphasis was on work! How can we make work simpler?  How can we get more work done? Can problems in my environment be scientifically solved through invention? What are the characteristics of simple machines that are and can be used in solving problems?...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Psychology 101 for 3rd/4th Grade (Stuckelman)

Feb. 28, 2022—We had a great time on Saturday, February 26th, exploring the wonderful world of Psychology in Psychology 101: Why are the doing that?!. This group of 3rd/4th graders entered class with a passion that was astounding. Each and every one of them clearly wanted to learn about the topic as much as possible during our...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Psychology 101 for 3rd/4th Grade (Granata)

Feb. 28, 2022—Psychology 101: Why are they doing that? – Do we know now? Hi parents and guardians! This is Nicolette, one of the two Psychology 101 instructors this past Saturday. In this blog post, you’ll find my thoughts and reflection on the outstanding day I had the privilege of spending with your students. We began our...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Neuroscience 101 for 5th/6th Grade (Davids)

Feb. 28, 2022—Today in Neuroscience 101, our class started by exercising our observation skills throughout the chemical reaction between sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, phenol red, and water. We learned a bit about the effects of pH on the brain and observed the pH change in our own reaction. As we explored a variety of physical and digital...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Neuroscience 101 for 5th/6th Grade (Zeiger)

Feb. 28, 2022—What a fun day of neuroscience this past Saturday!  The day started out by getting to know one another and practicing our observation skills.  Students learned how important pH was to neurons and how sodium bicarbonate transporters are used in the brain.  Next, we began to learn about the different parts of the nervous system...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Psychology 101 for 5th/6th Grade (Stuckelman)

Feb. 21, 2022—We had a great time on Saturday, February 19th, exploring the wonderful world of Psychology in Psychology 101: Why are the doing that?!. This group of 5th/6th graders entered class with a level of enthusiasm that was astounding. Each and every one of them clearly cared about the topic, and wanted to learn as much...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Psychology 101 for 5th/6th Grade (Granata)

Feb. 21, 2022—Psychology 101: Why are they doing that? – Do we know now? Hi parents and guardians! This is Nicolette, one of the two Psychology 101 instructors this past Saturday. In this blog post, you’ll find my thoughts and reflection on the outstanding day I had the privilege of spending with your students. Your students entered...

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Spring SAVY 2022 – Dabbling with DNA for 3rd/4th Grade (Schott)

Feb. 21, 2022—The Dabbling with DNA class convened on Saturday February 19th to study heredity, genetics, and DNA.  We started the class with a discussion of variation in us and other species and thought about which traits are genetic (eye color) and which not so much (preference for pizza).  We quantified differences among us for eye color,...

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