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The Science of Goo

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Mysterious Substances Elementary Applying Creative Impulses The heart of a scientist beats with curiosity, innovation, and creativity. Experiments. Hypotheses. Testing. Trial and Error. This lesson will present learners with unknown substances that they will be asked to analyze in an effort to build skills of scientific inquiry and problem solving, thereby cultivating the potential scientists that may be waiting within …

Melodious Mathematical Inventions

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Inventing an Instrument Elementary Applying Creative Impulses Instruments can be made from unusual objects. Trash cans become drums. Bowls can sing. Instruments can become a springboard for creativity, interaction, and humor. This lesson will introduce the idea that all instruments are the product of imagination and engineering. It will allow learners to think about how they might create an instrument …

The Dance of the Group Member and the Trickster

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The Picture of Groups Elementary Applying Creative Impulses Good leaders are both strong collaborators and the edgy innovators. Pushing boundaries between leading and following, responding and listening, and giving and receiving, the successful road is traveled alongside others in careful symbiosis. Good leaders understand that the sum of a group is more than its parts. This lesson will take a …

Mirrors

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The mirror activity is a staple of acting training. As part of my research into wide-awakeness, I observed two high school Theatre teachers. One of teachers I observed, Monique, explained the mirror activity saying, “Mirroring is about listening with the eyes and body.” Mirroring, at its most basic level, involves two actors facing one another and responding to one another …