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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 3 – Creative Contraptions w/Ms. Polk (3rd/4th)

Feb. 25, 2020—Hello SAVY parents! Saturday’s session was packed with lots of learning of engagement. This week we learned about our first simple machine, the lever.  The students were able to watch a video that demonstrated to them the three types of levers. In each lever the position of the fulcrum was the determining factor for the...

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

Feb. 25, 2020—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...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Creative Contraptions w/Dr. Wesby (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2020—Creative Contraptions Day 2 was awesome! We researched, built, and tested all six simple machines. Wheel & Axle: made of one or more wheels turning on a rod called an axle. Wedge: used to change the direction of a force & increase it. Pulley: wheel turning on an axle and a rope moving in a...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Creative Contraptions w/Ms. Polk (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2020—Hello SAVY parents!  Today’s session started with a review of what was learned in the previous session. The students had a great time battling each other in a game of Jeopardy.  I was really impressed with the amount of knowledge that had been obtained from only one day together! Saturday’s lesson began with a focus...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 2 – Circuitry, Systems, & Design (3rd/4th)

Feb. 18, 2020—Dear SAVY Parents, Week 2 of our class was filled with research, active learning projects, demonstrations, and lively discussions pertaining to both issues related to electrical grids and a deeper understanding of how electrical currents work.  Jointly and independently recording our thinking and questions for further consultation was emphasized. We first learned about the blackout events...

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Spring SAVY 2020: Day 1 – Creative Contraptions w/Dr. Wesby (3rd/4th)

Feb. 10, 2020—Welcome to Creative Contraption with your host Dr. “K” Wesby! The 3rd & 4th grade SAVY Scholars had an incredible day of learning through experiments! We hit the ground running with Creative Engineering with Legos, to get our minds warmed up for thinking like an engineer and scientist.Next, students began learning about the concept of...

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