Winter Super Saturdays got off to a great start with a beautiful day on the Hill for the first week of classes. Our photographers visited several science and math classes to see what minds-on learning teachers had planned for students in the first week. Check back here each Monday to see pictures from more classes.
After learning about coral reefs, students in the Under the Sea Discovery class made models of coral reefs and played a game to see which would get enough food to survive and which wouldn’t survive human impact on their environment.
In the Mathematical Patterns in Nature class, students worked in pairs to find patterns in random sequences then took turns explaining the solutions they came up with.
Students got their hands sticky in the Mad Science 101 class making Oobleck the substance from Dr. Seuss’ “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.” They used water, corn starch and food coloring to make the Oobleck.
In the Exploring Our Earth with Jr. Geologists Club class, students created imaginary beaches and then worked to relocate rocks and construct dams out of popsicle sticks, tape and rubber bands to prevent erosion.
In the Science in Action class, students made parachutes out of garbage bags, string and paper cups then let them fly with varying amount of weight in their cups.
In the Inventors and Investigators Making Machines class, students tried to find the best way to build a bridge using popsicle sticks, straws and pipe cleaners.
In the Mixed Bag of Math class, rolled dice to determine the probability of rolling certain combinations.
View more photos from these classes on our Flickr page.