Today was a shift at LSP, as we moved from brain sweat to actual sweat. The morning was spent reading, discussing, arguing and deciding on what type of wave the Scholars wanted to investigate, and what type of experiment they wanted to design and build to test their hypotheses.
After an hour of researching, the corn starch, power tools, fish tanks and duct tape came out and we got to work. With a quick break for pizza and rolling down the hills, our fifteen Scholars spent the afternoon cutting cardboard, mixing oobleck, tweaking fans, positioning mirrors and being scientists with tool belts.
For "Tinker Time" today, the Scholars played with Tellegami, Explain Everything, iMovie, Exploratorium, and other apps on the iPads that interested them.
It was a great day!