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Photo Recap – New Place, New Memories
Since moving to Garfield Elementary School, we’ve had more students join us for academic enrichment, academic tutoring and all sorts of fun activities. Check out the photos to see what we’ve been up to!
- Objective: Giving students front-row seats to experience the diversity of the natural world, teaching them the basics of ecosystems. Description: This four-week lesson gives the students front-row seats to experience the diversity of the natural world, teaching them the basics of ecosystems: their structure, major characteristics, and the complex interactions between plants and animals within them. During each week, students explore one of the major types of ecosystems - temperate forest, tropical rainforest, savanna, and desert - and the relevant habitats, learning the names of significant plants and animals and witnessing first-hand the feel of each ecosystem through hands-on demonstrations and exhibits. At the end of each lesson, games and activities reiterate the unique features of each ecosystem so that the students have concrete examples with which to remember them.
- Present students with a general idea of the cultural, aesthetic and structural driving principles behind the design of architectural space and buildings. Students will be presented with different cultures and how their ways of life such as values and culture play a role in how they shape a space. Availability of resources in relation to environmental adaptations also shows the students the different ways in which materials can be used to shape spaces and how that in turn create a building. They will be presented with various activities that will allow them to understand materials used in construction and the importance of working in a team. They will be building different types of bridges so that they can see how material shapes function and vice-versa. In order for them to understand how architecture is shaped from human activities and adaptation they will create a pop up card of a house and what a home means for them. This will show how architecture is not about what we built but what drives the building from within which is a place for human habitation and living.
- Objective: Ever wonder how natural disasters happen? Join us as we explore tornados, hurricanes and tsunamis. Description: Gaze in awe in how tornadoes, hurricanes and tsunamis are formed. We will look to the distinctions between meteorological causes and their fundamental principles and simulate these natural disasters with fun demonstrations including: hurricane in a bottle, tsunami making box, and fire tornado.
Join us because learning should be fun!