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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 2 – Molecular Genetics (5th/6th)

Oct. 8, 2018—Hello Molecular Genetics parents! This week, we were classical geneticists. We learned a TON of new vocabulary, all related to inheritance. Can your young scientist tell you the difference between a dominant and recessive allele? Can they describe how genotype and phenotype are related? One of our experiments today consisted of building a creature with...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 2 – Psychology 101 (5th/6th)

Oct. 8, 2018—Hello SAVY Parents! We had another wonderful Saturday in Psychology 101. It is such a pleasure getting to watch these students critically examine and explore the field of psychology, and use their newfound knowledge in exciting and unexpected ways. We started off the day with a review of some of the key concepts from last...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 2 – Media Mania (3rd/4th)

Oct. 8, 2018—Dear Media Mania parents, Last week, your students explored media and developed a better understanding of how some products can influence our thoughts and behaviors. This week, we took our first steps toward learning how to evaluate consequences associated with media use. To prepare your students to design their very own experiments, we learned how...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 2 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (3rd/4th)

Oct. 8, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents, It was another great day with many learning adventures!  What do we do when our programs don’t work?  What if our robots don’t do what we tell them to do?  We learned about Grace Hopper and the story about how she first popularized the term “computer bug”.  She helped make the UNIVAC...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 2 – Hydrology 101 (1st/2nd)

Oct. 8, 2018—Streams, aquifers, and glaciers, oh my!  How does water move? We all know it flows, but did you know that water meanders, conveys, and infiltrates?! On Saturday, the students built models to replicate real-life processes. First, we built (and labeled) a meandering stream to observe erosion and deposition. We created flubber glaciers and tested different...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 2 – Games Galore! (1st/2nd)

Oct. 8, 2018—Today was another fantastic day in Games Galore! We are showing leaps of growth in our knowledge of how to evaluate the fairness of a game, and today, we added another layer of game-playing awareness with depth of understanding of theoretical probability and experimental outcomes! We reminded ourselves of the last activity we did at...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 1 – Molecular Genetics (5th/6th)

Oct. 1, 2018—Hello Molecular Genetics parents, Today was the first day of your child’s adventure into how scientists study DNA. Today we delved into the structure and function of cells and the organelles that are within it. Don’t know what an organelle is? Ask your young scientist at dinner or before bed- they were all super stars...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 1 – Psychology 101 (5th/6th)

Oct. 1, 2018—Hello SAVY Parents, It was a wonderful first day in Psychology 101. We have been anxiously awaiting today, and it was great to finally meet each and every one of your students. In our first day, we laid the groundwork for this course. We got to know one another through some ice breakers and surveys...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 1 – Media Mania! (3rd/4th)

Oct. 1, 2018—Dear Media Mania parents, We had a wonderful first day exploring media as a class! It is clear that each student is coming in with a lot of media experience and great ideas about how some media work and can affect us in our everyday lives. To get everyone in the researcher mindset, we discussed...

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Fall SAVY 2018, Day 1 – Intro to Coding and Robotics (3rd/4th)

Oct. 1, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents and students, Thank you for making this first Saturday of learning opportunities a great success! I think the all-day experience worked well, especially for our course. We were able to have concentrated amounts of time to go deeply into numerous topics and activities, and it yet the day seemed to fly by!...

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