Spinning discs or spinning tracks, the Hovercraft and DJ students made moves in class. Physics students made functioning hovercrafts using wood, plastic, and a leaf blower to inflate and power them across the gym floor. In Music Mixing, the students worked on their own songs mixing new beats and slowing tempos for a more individual vibe.
It was a delightful day for designing as students took their tiny home building to the next level through the interior spaces. Some students chose to create open floor plans while others began making furniture.
Instructors provided students a blueprint — ahem, "green print" — of the tree they will build their tree houses in and, with a classroom full of crafting supplies at their fingertips, they began to build some pretty magical treehouses.
Students learned the fundamentals of outdoor survival including food sourcing, shelter, resources, and navigation.
Students jumped into the world of programming, learning the fundamentals of coding and animations. After mapping out mazes for Sphero robots, they worked in teams to program coordinates commanding the bot to move throughout the maze — without going over the walls! — before moving to the computer lab where they created their own animations.
Students worked on their floor plans and designs for a house they would love to dream in after learning how to scale a home and furniture from 10 feet to a small square on grid paper. Once they drew up the blue prints they began to build homes from foam boards and paper.
Students make hover crafts with wooden tops, tape, and plastic sheets on the bottom to make the craft move. They use an electric leaf blower to blow air into the hole in the top of the craft down into the plastic pocket they created. With strategic holes poked in the bottom, it creates enough air to stay inflated and also lightly push across the floor.
We were all making moves in Music Mixing + DJing as the students select some of their favorite songs to mash together.
Students are asked about what might be considered a global issue and why. Instructors share the dynamics of other countries to provide more insight on the answers to this question, and students listen attentively and put up their talking cards as "speakers".
Students and instructors act out a scene they created about a shopkeeper and a mystery item. Each time they reset, the scene needs to be done faster and faster until they can only perform the whole skit in less than a minute.