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This blog accompany Aliza's SEEDS and Science Kids classes at first 5.

Gravity – Cupertino & See you in Sunnyvale

Hello,

It was such a fun round with you all in Cupertino. This time we explored Gravity. In the cube game we explored some examples of overcoming gravity.

Paper airplanes

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Building and towers.

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Balloons

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The mice were creative about overcoming gravity to escape from Chili.

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We explored Gravity by building ramps with different slopes, rolling and sliding different materials and with different surfaces.

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At home, keep building structures and ramps to explore gravity. Here is a great idea with simple materials: http://innerchildfun.com/2011/08/boredom-buster-marble-run.html

I had the best time with you all!!!A special thanks goes to Iris and Sharmila!!!

See you next round in Sunnyvale with some new units.

Aliza.

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Combining Shapes – Cupertino

Hello,

Being able to notice the different shapes that makes an object is a foundation for more developed capabilities in Geometry, Computer science, Art, Reading, Writing etc. Therefore, this time, we played with 2D and 3D shapes to create our unique scene.

In the Cube game we:

Hunted for shapes. The kids found a triangle in the letter A.

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Completed shapes puzzles.

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Switched from 2D to 3D and vice versa by examining boxes and paper.

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Examined how a car is combined from different shapes

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In the adventures of Chili and the mice, the mice asked themselves how to combined slices of cheese to escape from Chili. This led the kids to the exploration stations.

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Lots of creativity in the 2D station.

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Lots of creativity in the 3D station.

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We also created a cube of shapes to play at home.

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Look how beautiful our scene of shapes came together.

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Next time it’s the last one for this round. We will play with Gravity!!!

Aliza.

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