Author: ischoolofthefuture

Getting ready for the Environmental Action Showcase at George Mason University

Getting ready for the Environmental Action Showcase at George Mason University, last week our students were movie stars!   Forestville Innovation Lab Update:   After spending the previous weeks reviewing their activities and findings and brainstorming ideas for solving waste and consumption ideas at the school, the students began making a video to share their […]

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Putting It All Together

Forestville Elementary Innovation Lab update:   In Innovation Lab last week we took a look at all the work we have done so far in the Eco-Schools USA process and realized it’s been a lot! We have surveyed recycling, trash, and energy waste, examined composting viability, and tried out novel ways to reuse materials and […]

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Wow! Science fun at home – Purple Cabbage pH Indicator

In this activity liquid colors change unexpectedly! It is easily modified by age – young children enjoy watching the colors change, while older children can make predictions. Parents can enjoy being a magician! Materials Purple cabbage Boiling water Child-friendly acids – Lemon juice, vinegars, lemon-lime soda, milk, buttermilk, crushed aspirin, pool water Child-friendly bases – […]

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Science Wonderland Workshop on 12/8 – FREE Admission!

Join us for fun, hands-on science activities and experiments with a holiday spirit! Children ages 6-11 will build a Science Wonderland out of recycled and earth-friendly materials and make magic instant snow fall over their festive landmark. They will also make “snowballs” out of dry ice smoke-filled bubbles! Children (and their parents!) can create Polish […]

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Biodiversity Fun at Home

Biodiversity Fun – Magic all around us! Imagine you ate the same food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day… Pretty boring, right? In fact, you might even get sick – if you were missing some nutrients. Diversity – or variety, or having lots of different things around – is important for life – […]

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iSchool for the Future Curriculum meets multiple Virginia State Standards of Learning

iSchool’s multidisciplinary curriculum meets multiple State Standards for science, math, and social studies in various grades. In particular, the curriculum meets Standard 1: Practices for Scientific Investigation, which is often difficult for teachers to integrate into their daily lessons. Examples of integration between iSchool’s STEAM SEL approach and the 10 strands of Standard 1 include: […]

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‘Wizards of i’ are back – with hands-on science enrichment program

iSchool for the Future is bringing the hands-on Wizards of i Science Program as afterschool enrichment program at Forestville Elementary School! We integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math with core Social and Emotional Life Skills into a well-rounded package. Immersed in real life projects, students (grades 1-6) will explore and innovate while building confidence […]

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