Sciences “do not walk alone” and other works by nine-year-olds in 2013
- Category: News
- Date: July 16, 2013
Two of our students – Mark and Ignas – who recently turned nine years old graduated earlier in the school year than other students and are already enjoying the holidays.
They really deserve it, because during the last school year they did a lot of important and meaningful work. The pupils not only learned the Lithuanian language, but also participated in a live television broadcast and created educational video projects.
Also wrote their own books and performed in the play “Lazy Bug Students”.
There was enough time to work together and for individual activities and personal development.
At Leaping Toads, there is nothing which makes our teachers happier than witnessing children’s progress, personal development and maturing ideas and thought processes. We were very pleased when this spring after writing the book, Mark was lamenting that the project he had written had come to an end. Therefore we continued further creative work and featured it all in Markas’ blog.
In addition, this year Markas, Ignas and Tija undertook key character roles for our audience in the play “Lazy Bug Students”.
And do you think, that is all? No, not all!
Ignas and Tija haven’t been lazy after school like their play characters. With teacher Erika they learned to play the guitar and piano.
So, what we were doing now, you ask?
Well, last month we looked all academic subjects, during the course of which we performed a variety of scientific experiments. At the end of the article, we invite the curious minds to see how we self-selected and self-presented physics tests.
This year we doing many tests, so we tried to find out more links between the sciences and every day life and in professions. In reality, we learnt that in most cases sciences “do not walk alone.” For example, consider what scientific knowledge is required to palaeontologists who study fossils? We made some for you below.
During the science topic lesson the London-based architect Bernard Bagdanavičius visited and told us of the very interesting the buildings designs he has created in England, Spain, China and other countries around the world.
Bernard told us that the architect must not only know how to draw and paint, but also have a good knowledge of mathematics, geometry, physics, chemistry. This is because the more science you know, the larger and more interesting buildings and complex designs one can create.
Having been inspired by Bernard’s structures, we built our own buildings too in the classroom. We made a theme park and hotel, soon to be built in Australia by the sea. Each element has a name and purpose.
Finally, each pupil decided to create their own layout of the building. Please take a look.
No matter which side of the world this theme park might be located, we will make sure to visit especially for the store “buy some wings!” Constructive thinking, team and great thoughts!
And now we invite you to watch the physics tests 🙂< Back