Thursday, November 6, 2014

River Reflections - October

October's Big Fishes

Our latest video - October Fun (Did you find the flower in this week's blog post?)

Design and Engineering Update

In Design and Engineering classes River and Sky students are exploring the field of acoustical engineering through activities in a unit called Acoustical Engineering: Seeing Animal Sounds. The children will learn how acoustical engineers aid scientific research and see that they work on different types of projects such as damping sound or designing systems to record, interpret, and communicate sound.

Charlie reads Kwame's Sound

The children were introduced to this unit through the storybook Kwame’s Sound. Throughout this unit, students will use what they learn about the science of sound to design and improve a visual representation system for bird sounds.

Each student made a model of a bird

The first lesson introduced children to simple examples of technology such as a tape dispenser, toothpick holder, marker, and paintbrush. This lesson focused on developing a definition for technology. Children also made a toy model of a flying bird and constructed a paper model of the ear that shows all the inner parts of the human ear.

Each student made a paper model of the ear