Today was the official end of the Expression phase of the Salt arc. Everyone has worked so hard in the past month to accomplish their goals and get work done on their projects. The board by the cork floor was set up to track everyone progress: celebrate those that have made it to the end of their projects and are ready to start working on their presentations, and cheer for those still working hard to get to the end! Go, Brightworks kids!
It’s getting down to the last days of Expression! Everyone is scrambling or scrounging around to get things done and fighting to stay focused as the Friday deadline fast approaches.
Bruno and Alessandro have been fighting with non-functional anode and cathode plates in their salt-powered vehicles and did some intense troubleshooting today.
Zada is working on a series of paintings based on her experience of synesthesia and its effects on her ability to see color in song.
Norabelle got some assistance from Mason on her salt structure.
Isaac visited Slow Club and took more footage for his video.
Nicky worked with Gever to synthesize his knowledge of pulleys and got him going on the life-size version of his pulley system.
Audrey and Natasha got help from Ellen to finish their electron staffs yesterday for their salt dance.
Mason worked diligently to get measurements and cut pieces for his lemonade cart.
Ben started putting together his poster on his salt flats experiments.
Nicky tested his pulleys with Logan’s help.
Daniel tested out his new version of banana tag with an enraptured audience.
Theo continued planet research for his pizza recipes.
Noah and Thea worked with Josh in the shop to gather materials for their projects.
Clementine put her field guide research in order to get ready for book making.
Ben, Lucy, and Levi do final research on the computer.
Friday! The last day! Tomorrow!
Some glimpses of projects:
Connor and Coke tested their flammable chemicals on the landing of next door’s building and set off their first fuse.
Kaia and Frances visited All Pets Hospital to interview a vet about her work with guinea pigs.
Daniel’s MagnaTile challenge for his project, conducted during park:
He built different sculptures and challenged his contestants to build the same in a limited amount of time.
Then they worked in pairs.
We’re back! And still moving through lots of projects. Exposition week and portfolios are fast approaching, and it was interesting to see how playing catch-up went for kids who may now be seeing they’ve bitten off more than they can chew in their goals for their projects and need to hustle to get things done. Goal sheets and a renewed dedication to their collaborator’s provocations got most of the kids back and moving today.