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Google Expeditions with Google Cardboard – Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 1/5/2016

Torres Tablet   Torres Class

“I saw Mars! Mars, I say! It was awesome!” a student exclaimed during a virtual field trip using Google Cardboard & the Google Expeditions app. Using two class sets that were loaned to Barrett for the day, teachers were able to take their students on expeditions to many locations such as Mars, the ocean, tundra, desert, and Egypt. A highlight was joining a rock climbing expedition in Yosemite followed by rock climbing in the gym.Looking Down

The Expeditions Day was organized by ITC Fred Delventhal with support from Project Discovery Teacher Laurie Sullivan & Librarian Margaret Frick. A video created by Communication Arts teacher Renee Shaw showing the students in is available here.

I saw Mars Google Cardboard

Video of Expeditions in action at Barrett: https://youtu.be/pId16POuv1g

To learn more about Google Expeditions visit https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/

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  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 1/5/2016

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    Google Cardboard  El Capitan

     

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  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 1/4/2016

    Engineering Google Cardboard

    Instructional Technology Coordinator Fred Delventhal relates the Engineering Design Process to the development of Google Cardboard.

    Love Google Cardboard

    We love Google Cardboard!

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  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 12/4/2015

    Thanks to the many parents who volunteer in the Discovery Lab!

    Parent and Jessup

    https://twitter.com/lsullivan/status/672736761269866496

     

    Volunteer and Jessup

    https://twitter.com/lsullivan/status/676560200980017152

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  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 12/3/2015Today a new set up books is being launched from Florida to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Story Time from Space program. One story that has already been read in space is MAX GOES TO THE SPACE STATION.  You can listen to the story on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjKms1gPSkYMax Comments (0)
  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 10/1/2015Chief Martinez On October 1 staff from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service visited Barrett’s Discovery Lab to share with 4th grade students the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative and record a promotional video. After the presentation by the Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System Cynthia Martinez and Ranger Mike Carlo, each student was presented with a voucher good for free admission to National Parks and Wildlife Refuges through August 2016. The initiative is open to all 4th graders & their families. Vouchers may be printed from https://www.everykidinapark.gov.Photos from the event may be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectdiscovery/albums/72157659356450932chief  video Comments (0)
  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 9/16/2015Shark Belly Button “Did you know some sharks have belly buttons?”  This is just one of the interesting facts tweeted out by Barrett #KWBpride second grade teachers during two Skype in the Classroom sessions with marine biologist Jillian Morris, founder of Sharks4Kids.com. The students prepared for the Skype session by watching recommended video clips on the Sharks4Kids website and writing their questions on sticky notes.Check out this 30 second video of the Skype session in action  https://flipagram.com/f/cWYN9RZMS2Comments (0)
  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 9/16/2015Skype Sharks Flipagram

    FlipAGram video of Barrett students during Skype in the Classroom session https://flipagram.com/f/cWYN9RZMS2

    Sharks4Kids website with videos, photos & activities http://sharks4kids.com/

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  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 9/15/2015Boat Group We are thrilled that engineer Dr. Stu Jessup will be working with 4th & 5th grade students this year. Dr. Jessup comes to us via Arlington Public Schools’ partnership with AAAS Scientists & Engineers in the Classroom program. Last year students built and tested cantilevers and boats. This fall Dr. Jessup is designing an awesome new engineering project for the students…stay tuned…

    The students’ cantilevers and boats are highlighted in a video featuring current 5th Grade students: THANK YOU DR. JESSUP video: https://vimeo.com/131145531

    boat tank   data

    Building & Testing Boats photo album on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectdiscovery/albums/72157658831264059

     

    cantilever

    Building & Testing Cantilever photo album on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectdiscovery/sets/72157646953945064/

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  • Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 8/28/2015Please see the April 2015 blog post to learn about the students’ process and winning entry – April blog w photos, project description and students’ Volcanic Exploration Drone videoGoddard Sign

    This summer Barrett’s winning team visited Goddard Space Flight Center for two days accompanied by Dr. Sullivan. The students were given a VIP tour, built and launched model rockets, filmed a video with actor Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime in the Transformers movies) and were honored at an awards ceremony.

    On stage

    We are sorry that the fourth student member of the Barrett team, Erick Buendia, was not able to attend.

    Barrett students in the NASA TV Studio with actor Peter Cullen Video clip – And you’re watching NASA TV!

    Barrett students with Peter Cullen talking about their Volcanic Exploration Drone

    Check out the many photos and videos in this Flickr Album – Page 1 shows the students working on the project at Barrett, page 2 shows the NASA Goddard events Photo Album w Video

     

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Love seeing this #KWBPride student exploring in her Barrett NASA Explorer School fleece jacket :) Thanks for sharing your family visit to Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center. Discovery Lab this week for Kindergarten classes Tues & Wed #NASAedu @NASAedu @EllenStofan https://t.co/8U9W2AkmnM
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