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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Designing Shakespeare

February 28, 2017 — Team, Our course draws to a close… We’ll meet for one last session, and then – like an insubstantial pageant faded – we’ll go “Poof!” At the end of our last class I compiled the artwork, renderings, and design plots that you have created over the past five weeks. You’ve amassed an impressive amount of...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Chromatography 101

February 28, 2017 — We began this week by reviewing our high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) lab results from last week. The students explained that they were able to identify which water contaminant was which by comparing retention times (the amount of time a compound in the mixture stayed on the column) with that of a standard compound. Then they...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Intro to Journalism

February 28, 2017 — This week, SAVY journalists dug deeper into ethical issues by examining the consequences of ethical lapses and different forms of “fake” news. The term “fake news” has become a part of our national conversation lately, and has taken on different definitions depending on who uses it.   For the purposes of our class, we used the...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Hydrology 101: The World of Water

February 28, 2017 — How is water treated? After a brief introduction to drinking water treatment, the students had a chance to observe the flocculation process with Harpeth River water. Throughout class we could watch the water slowly become clearer and clearer as the alum clumped the particles together. We also explored the filtration process by building small filters...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Writing and Reflection

February 28, 2017 — Our fifth day of SAVY was full of creativity, insightful analyses, and dynamic conversations on the uses of diction and pathetic fallacy in poetry and prose. We began by reviewing literary techniques we covered in our past SAVY classes. Together, we defined “synesthesia,” “cliché,” “ekphrastic poetry,” “imagery,” “sensory language,” “concrete language,” “abstract language,” “pathetic fallacy,”...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- No Quick Fix

February 28, 2017 — Coming soon!

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Robotic Programming

February 28, 2017 — Greetings! The kids worked really hard today!  Today was all about them, what they would like to create, and how to achieve that.  We started with a meeting in which they learned about how many degrees were in a circle, and how to write code to make their Spheros go in the directions that they...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Awesome Algebra

February 28, 2017 — Our hands-on equations program is really helping students to solve equations that have both constants and variables on both sides of the equation. After today’s lesson, students are able to solve equations like 2x + 4 = x + 7  or 5x +1 = 4x + 6 to get both an x and a check. That...

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Science of the Sea: Diving into Marine Biology

February 28, 2017 — Coming soon!

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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Environmental Explorations: Dig It!

February 28, 2017 — Dear Parents: We began our day reviewing the concept of change (change is everywhere, change relates to time, change can be natural or manmade, and change can be random or predictable), as well as recalling the concept of soil (components of soil, layers of soil, erosion), natural resources (renewable and nonrenewable), and the problem on...

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