For the last ten weeks, fifth graders have been participating in CS First classes as they learned how to create video games with Scratch. Yesterday, third graders who were visiting the Ozone for Step-Up Day played the video games invented by the 5th graders.
Connor taught Ozone students about ancient Nazca Lines and how you could not see the design unless you were looking at it from high above. Students used this lesson as inspiration for their colorful “pandacorn.” Fourth grade photographer, Eli, climbed high on the spider structure to take this photo:
On Tuesday, May 22nd, students who have participated in BASCP’s farm to market program visited the Newton Community Farm where they received a tour of the fields and barn and worked some of the crops. Reva, the farm’s educational specialist allowed students to taste and explore the herbs and see the soil samples that were being processed to determine their nutrient content. BASCP received some Chamomile and Mint that we are currently drying in our office to be sent home with the trip’s participants in order to make tea. –Will
The Ozone had a group activity where teachers got to lie to students. Students were introduced to mysterious objects from the “olden days.” One teacher told the truth explaining what the object was, and the other three teachers made up stories about the it. The students’ job was to figure out who was telling the truth for each object. Seven students got perfect scores. Connor was the most successful liar.
How would you do?
- Alan — Cookie cutter for Fudge Stripe Cookies
- Helena — Paint mixer
- Ellen — Pineapple Corer
- Connor — Mold for wooden model donuts
- Alan — Inside of a snap bracelet
- Helena — Film that needed to be developed to create photographs
- Ellen — Train tracks for toy plastic trains
- Connor — Ghost capturer (that’s why you could see some bodies in the strip)
- Alan — Computer disks from before computers could store programs and documents
- Helena — Toe nail cutters
- Ellen — Coffee coaster (the metal kept the coffee warm)
- Connor — Music sample holders
More from the Ozone Photography Club:
On Tuesday, the K-1 Stars took a field trip to the Discovery Museum in Acton where they were encouraged to touch and explore everything. Students enjoyed interactive displays available in the museum’s newly constructed facility that involved creative play, math and science, both indoors and outside.