Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Open Connection Sept-Oct

Sounds like the gang in Wednesday's Open Program have been having a blast.  From Mollie:




Below are some of the activities we've enjoyed so far in the Wednesday Open Program. They have included experimenting with colors and potions at the Lab Table, building marble rollways together, exploring weather and wind while reading thermometers indoors as well as outside and then graphing the results. We've hiked the OC property and hand-built with clay. Outside we created waterways through the Sandagon, modeling them after rivers and lakes. We've had the last three weeks to explore the Geology display and join in activities such as observing different types of rocks and fossils, as well as using our geology hammers to chip away at some larger rocks outside. Some young people discovered how rocks can be ground into a fine powder with the help of a mortar and pestle. This week we will finish the Geology unit with the opportunity to experiment with ceramic volcanoes at the Lab Table!  Some conceptual Development activities have included, Dimeblocks, Cuisenaire Rods, Chip Trading, Geoboards and Kapla Blocks.
I know for certain they've been having intimate gatherings with dirt and paint.  Anything that messy must be fun.

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