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Friday, January 27, 2017

3rd Graders Explore Electricity



The 3rd-grade science class visits the Makerspace to meet the challenge of designing an electrical path to light an LED.  The design process follows an iterative procedure beginning with a pencil drawing, proceeding to blue tape, and finally using copper tape for the final design.




Reflecting on the process, students add to their science journals
Laying down the copper tape.




The Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox is taking shape.

 
Mitre Cutting the sandbox sides. 
Working through a school funded Launch Grant, Lower School science teacher Ms. Derrien has teamed up with Technology Specialist, Tony Cai and Makerspace Mentor, Joseph Heitzman to bring an augmented reality (AR) sandbox to the Lower School campus. Stay tuned as this project is built completely from scratch.
Gluing and nailing the sandbox together
Cutting the metal supports to size

Friday, January 13, 2017

This image above is inspired by an image from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation's 
Mindfull Bells Sounds page.
Thich or Thầy in Vietnamese refers to teacher.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a teacher, a peace activist, a poet and writer
who continues to teach about the importance of living in the present moment.


Thich Naht Hanh was nominated for the Noble Peace Prize by MLK, his close friend.
In honor of MLK let us take a moment to 
PAUSE & BREATHE