Monday, December 12, 2011

Bubble math and the holidays

This video made me say, "wow, cool!"

Solving optimization problems with soapy water and Plexiglass:

(And speaking of math, I just had to use algebra to figure out what dimensions I should use on the code for this embedded video so it would fit on the page and stay the correct shape. See, you really do use it later!)

In other news, the school is wonderfully busy with holiday events this week -- wreath-making, cookie-baking, field trips to Longwood Gardens and the holiday panto at People's Light, and more! Look for a special post of pictures from all of these events, coming over the break!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Occupy Philly trip

On Monday, November 7, a group of high school students and staff traveled into downtown Philadelphia to participate in the Occupy Philly protests. It was an exciting and educational trip! You can see a set of pictures from the trip here.