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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 3, Forces of Nature (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 19, 2024—Today was an eventful day in Forces of Nature as our young scientists grappled with the fascinating world of physics! We spent the day exploring different forces, including gravity, friction, and applied forces. Through an analogy-creation activity, students were challenged to compare types of forces to everyday experiences or objects. Some abstract analogies that our...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 3, Adventures in Algebra (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 19, 2024—We had a great day on Day 3 of Adventures in Algebra!   This morning, as always, we began with another Math Think from Graham Fletcher. We watched as two citizens in Duluth, Minnesota walked outside into a snowy, winter wonderland and tossed a mug of water into the air; the water immediately froze into powdery...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 3, Sun and Shadow (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 19, 2024—Hello, SAVY Families,  Thursday brought lots of sunshine time at SAVY Summer 2024 Session Two: Sun and Shadow. While our entire course is based on the sun, we were especially grateful today for a warm and sunny day, as we conducted multiple experiments outside using the sun!  The first experiment we completed in three parts....

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 3, Playing with Words (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 19, 2024—Happy Thursday, SAVY Families! I hope this post finds you well and rested after a meaningful day off on Wednesday. Today, your scholars jumped right back into their hard work of wordplay. We explored persuasive writing, analogies, and homonyms, and expanded our working knowledge of figurative language. Our learning objectives for today were: I can...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 2, Culinary Anthropology (5th – 6th)

Jun. 18, 2024—Dear Parents,  We are grateful for another day of Culinary Anthropology with your curious and insightful students!  Today, we embarked on a journey to explore how our food identities are intricately woven with our own family backgrounds and cultural influences. We started our day by using a traditional ethnographic field method: creating a kinship chart....

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 2, Biology of the Body (5th – 6th)

Jun. 18, 2024—Hi Parents! What a terrific Tuesday! We started our morning reviewing the levels of organization of organisms. I hope they showed this to you last night! As the morning continued, we took notes, had a class discussion, and researched the respiratory and circulatory systems. We identified the major organs in these two systems and learned...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 2, Programming and Robotics (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 18, 2024—Today, we reviewed and discussed new teamwork strategies to help us with our group work. We explored ways to organize and delegate work, what to do if a team member isn’t doing their job, and how to get others to engage in tasks. We also talked about when to ask for help from an adult....

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 2, Forces of Nature (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 18, 2024—Wow, what an exciting and enthusiastic second day in our class! First, students put on their “mechanical engineer” thinking hats throughout the day as we explored an egg beater’s actions, reactions, advantages, and disadvantages. Then, students rotated through three stations to observe and analyze how mechanical pencils, glue sticks, and can openers work. As curious...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 2, Adventures in Algebra (3rd – 4th)

Jun. 18, 2024—Welcome back to Adventures in Algebra!   This morning, we began with another Math Think from Graham Fletcher. We watched as he tried to balance a scale with an orange and 1-inch cubes. Mathematicians devised that figuring out equal weights on each side would tell us how many cubes Fletchy needs to place to make the scales balance. Then,...

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Summer SAVY, Session 2 Day 2, Sun and Shadow (1st – 2nd)

Jun. 18, 2024—Dear SAVY Families,   Hello! Today at SAVY, our scientists impressed us with their curious minds and dedication to science. I am eager to tell you about all these young scientists learned about today at SAVY Summer 2024 Session Two: Sun and Shadow.  To start our day, the scientists got to return to the shadows that...

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