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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 – Hydrology 101 (1st/2nd)

Oct. 1, 2018—How much water is there? On Earth, there are more than 326 million trillion gallons of water, which covers 71% of the globe. That may sound like a lot of water, but less than 3% of all this water is freshwater. And of all the freshwater, more than two-thirds is locked up in ice caps...

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

Oct. 1, 2018—What is fair in game playing? What is not fair in game playing? What criteria might we use to determine if a game is fair or if, we want to play a certain game that seems unfair? What are some likely purposes for wanting to play a game? How can we modify games to make...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 5 – Neuroscience Navigators (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 27, 2018—Well, we made it! What an awesome week we had in Neuroscience Navigators! It was great to meet you all at open house. I hope you enjoyed getting to see and experience some of things we’ve been working so hard on this week. Once we wound down from early morning activities, we completed our final...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 4 – Neuroscience Navigators (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 26, 2018—Our fourth day in Neuroscience Navigators was another great one! Like the previous days, we started with a class concept map. This time, we spanned nearly the whole white-board, putting all of the new pieces of information we’ve been learning together. We also reviewed our results from the ruler-drop experiment, and found that while our...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 3 – Neuroscience Navigators (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 25, 2018—We had another fun-filled day in Neuroscience Navigators, and now are over half way through our journey! We again started with a concept map and it was great to see everyone contribute what they knew. Our “web” of concepts around neuroscience is becoming more and more complex! We then talked about the fact that neuroscience...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 2 – Neuroscience Navigators (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 24, 2018—In our second day at Neuroscience Navigators we really put our new knowledge into action! To start, we reviewed some material from the previous day. We built an impressive concept map as a class of all the new words we’ve been learning, and importantly, how they connect conceptually. Next, we got back to our build-a-brain...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 6, Day 1 – Neuroscience Navigators (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 23, 2018—Our first day in Neuroscience Navigators was awesome! We started the day with an ice breaker to learn each other names and what we already knew about neuroscience. It turns out we knew a little bit, but not much, so we are super excited to learn a lot this week!  We broke the word neuroscience...

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Summer SAVY 2018: Session 5, Day 5 – Intro to Programming (Rising 2nd)

Jul. 20, 2018—Dear SAVY Parents, Thank you so much for coming to this morning’s Open House! It was a joy to see parents and children enjoying collaborations with coding! We strongly encourage you to continue asking your child the tough questions. The questions that have no immediate or obvious answers.  The questions that require external research and...

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