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Bubble Solution & Wand Testing
Today at one of our school site CSWs, kids followed 3 different recipes for bubble solution. They then made polyhedral bubble wands (which is surprisingly calming - so much focus!!) With 15 minutes left in the workshop, we tested out each solution, students...

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GAK! Back for More
We just wrapped up our second year making Gak with students at John Muir. Approximately 400 students, TK - 5th grade made and explored the fascinating Non-Newtonian fluid.  Class discussions included examples and descriptions of liquids, solids and gases. U...

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Fun with MakeyMakey
Students at John Muir played a Scratch piano with play-dough and a MakeyMakey . My 4th grade student helper suggested we make a CSW account for Scratch so that anyone at the workshop can use the common account to create content. She made this for me... she ...
Fun with MakeyMakey
Fun with MakeyMakey
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John Swett Scribblebots
John Swett workshop goers in March worked in groups to make robots that scribbled - affectionately called scribblebots. Students were challenged to add switches or change the direction of their bot. My goal, to keep all students tinkering, thinking, laughin...

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Hovercraft
Today was awesome. A few students were making paper plate hovercrafts & we just weren't that impressed with the outcome. I asked the director over at Excelsior Science Workshop for some tips, & he pointed me to a much larger version of the hovercraft. Thank...

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Tinkering at Vicente
I am thoroughly pleased to say that we had a successful tinkering session at Vicente this morning. Students chose to be there, decided what to work on and when they were done; everyone stayed engaged & creative and cleaned up their work spaces to boot. Tool...

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JMSW electromagnetic wall additions
These Wednesday workshop goers worked on some clever & crafty additions to our electromagnetic wall, Others made magnet toys, some made lava lamps & some were fascinated watching all the living creatures in our pond. Everybody was working on something they ...
JMSW electromagnetic wall additions
JMSW electromagnetic wall additions
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Wind Tube!
John Muir Science Workshop's first Science Friday series gave students the opportunity to play with aerodynamics. Students were given tubs of materials, masking tape & crayons to create a flying machine for the wind tube. Students were encouraged to think a...
Wind Tube!
Wind Tube!
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Family Science Night - WOBBLE BOTS!
MUSD's Latino family community braved what some dubbed the "storm of the decade" to come out and play at the John Muir Science Workshop last month. Families worked together to build some superbly creative wobble bots. (Yes, that one there on the right is a ...
Family Science Night - WOBBLE BOTS!
Family Science Night - WOBBLE BOTS!
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