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2018 Exploration Week

March 23, 2018
By CCS Elementary

It's time for the 3rd annual Exploration Week at Calvin Christian Elementary School. Exploration Week is an intentional week of school-wide learning crafted with the following goal: to cultivate awe in God and His creation through hands-on, meaningful exploration.

A pod from the Electrical Team, created a tower that was 10 inches tall, using note cards, that could sustain the weight of a stuffed animal. 

Using materials developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, we are focusing our studies on disciplines of engineering. 

Students in kindergarten, 2, and 4 have been formed into the Green Team and will learn about design by creating vehicles from recycled materials.

Students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 have been formed into the Electrical Team and will learn about electrical currents by creating basic circuitry projects.

The Green Team built "cars" out of recycled materials.

Within each team, students will be working in smaller groups of five to eight students called pods. Over the next seven school days, each pod will be working together to complete a project that will be displayed and operated at our showcase event on Wednesday, March 28, starting at 6pm.

Another pod from the Electrical team worked on conducting electricity.