Sarah Lawrence College 2013
Week 2- Getting into the Groove of Things!
Week 2- Course Updates!
B05 Cracking Codes: Patterns and Probability
B06 The Curious Chemist: Chemistry in Our Daily Lives
Week two of the Curious Chemist began with an activity to learn more about chemical indicators as the students used phenolphthalein to test for which plastic cup was spreading a simulated virus. By the end of the activity the students had used this chemical indicator to determine that it was Luca’s cup that was filled with the basic solution that spread throughout the cups in the class. The rest of the week was filled with sugar and fun as the class used chemistry to make a cake with out using the oven and to make Ice cream in a plastic bag. The students made and ate chocolate covered chocolate chip cookie cake with chocolate drops on top and a vanilla graham cracker éclair cake and the next day each student made vanilla or banana flavored ice cream by hand! WOW!! Parents, all these fun activities can be done at home and and are found on the following links: Parents, please try them with your children; they are a fun way to engage your child in the basics if chemistry; escape the heat … and have a sweet treat too!
Making a refrigerator cake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDtpnkj3Ujs,
Making ice cream in a bag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK2oBdThKvw
B07 Expanding the Universe!
P11 Building Blocks of Engineering: The Way Things Work
P12 Koalas, Kangaroos, and Crocodiles: Discovering the Land Down Under
P14 To the Rescue: There's a Superhero in Everyone!
This week students continued to work on their original superhero personas. They began sketching out their costumes and putting together their official biography. We also spent time comparing and contrasting real life heroes and comic book superheroes (Police Officers vs. Batman). Campers brainstormed some real-life superheroes which included parents, great grandparents, and police officers. Some of the favorite superheroes of our campers included Batman, Cyborg, and Harry Potter. We had a local police officer come in to visit class to explain a little more about what he does, how he helps people, to show campers some of his "gadgets," and demonstrate fingerprinting. Campers concluded that superheroes and real lie heroes tend to share some of the same characteristics, such as bravery, confidence, a good heart, and the willingness to help others. Guiding questions: 1) What are different types of fingerprints? 2) How is a cocobola related to police officers?