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Through a variety of audiovisuals, Lower School students document their class experiences.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

After School Space Club 2016: Physiology in Space


 Space Club kids learn about the affects of microgravity on physiology, just like the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station:




Thursday, March 10, 2016

After School Space Club 2016: Landers!

After watching these NASA videos...
Students got to work making their own landers...
Imagine...
...design...
...test...rethink...
...try out...
The most successful design; but, more importantly, is the discovery process. Well done, space engineers!
Creative thinkers!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

PYP Unit of Inquiry, "Technological Solutions".

Students researched global issues and  then, using the Design Process, conceived of technological solutions. Check out Mr. Farrell's video of what transpired:



They then shared their learning process at a PYP assembly, using Powtoons:

http://www.slideshare.net/MargotSolberg/pyp-assembly-on-inquiry-2016

An additional video presented, and worth watching, was "Billions in Change":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY7f1t9y9a0

Some innovative, technological solutions included the following:

A BB-8 type sphero with specific monitoring capabilities, used for the purpose of protecting endangered species. 

An embedded head device (which looks like a hair decoration), for the purpose of helping mute individuals communicate through an "I Can Talk" application.

A device which removes just the right amount of clouds, for the purpose of relieving the world of global warming symptoms and based on NASA research.

A weather sphere to protect polar bears from extinction, due to global warming.

A Smart Prosthetic Arm which includes items like a GPS, Smart Phone, Internet, etc.