Hands On, Making Science

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We believe that science content, teaching methods, and technology integration are all very much tied together, and our activities will reflect this notion. Much of what we do is  problem-based learning through a Maker's lens. Activities are hands-on and exploratory in nature, thus allowing for meaningful learning.

For example: The Makey Makey

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We can use the Makey Makey, a circuit board kit, to connect electrically conductive objects with a computer, thus allowing students to learn about circuits and gain insight into how their computers work. In doing so, we just so happen to be able to meet the following standards:

Next Generation Science

  • 4-PS3: ENERGY: 4-PS3-4: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.
  • 5-PS1: MATTER AND ITS INTERACTIONS: 5-PS1-3: Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

ISTE NETS - Digital Age Skills

  • 6. TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

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