School visit: Summit Elementary – January 25, 2013

We had an awesome visit at Summit Elementary yesterday.  What a great bunch of kids!

We started bringing in the boxes and setting up the activities about 7:45.  We were ready and waiting by 8:45, when the first class was to arrive.

We squeezed all of our activities into a busy science classroom.  One of the principles of ACCHaoS is "work with what you have"!

We squeezed all of our activities into a busy science classroom. One of the principles of ACCHaoS is “work with what you have”!

Set up and ready!

Set up and ready!

Here are Karl, Paul, Velvet, Qurrat, and Zach - ready for the day to begin. Can you say "excited"?!

Here are Karl, Paul, Velvet, Qurrat, and Zach – ready for the day to begin.  Can you say “excited”?!

Paul gives a short intro before each session.

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The kids try to predict what might happen when the light is turned on.

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After the short intro, the kids are free to look, touch, explore, and experiment – and the “chaos” begins!

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The kids are encouraged to try things out, and the ACCHaoS gang is there to answer questions.

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That pendulum was going back and forth before she put the glasses on – now it seems to be going in a figure eight! Why?

There’s so much to see and do and try.

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Can you get all five rings spinning, and keep them moving by turning the hoop?

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Oven rack guitar.

They’re having so much fun that they don’t want to leave.

The louder you talk into the microphone, the brighter the bulbs light up!

The louder you talk into the microphone, the brighter the bulbs light up!

Sometimes, just like the kids,  we discover things by accident.  Here I am, having my own “wow” moment.

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When the camera’s flash goes off, you see rainbows!

Karl has to try it, too.

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At 2:15 we packed up (in 17 minutes – it might be our new record), and loaded everything into the cars.  Another successful visit by the ACCHaoS gang!

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