Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Semana Cultural.

At last I'm putting up some photos from Cultural Week/Science Fair. A lot of work went into this, so you better put in some nice comments!!!

We were working for a whole weekend (Friday afternoon to Sunday), but we feel good about the job done. The students were very excited with their parts, and did it extremely well.

Opps! I forgot to tell you the theme. It was Great Classics of Literature. Some of the titles were: The Secret Garden, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Jungle Book, Hansel and Gretel, Alice in Wonderland, and a few more more. Mine was Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.

We could adapt the story any which way we wanted. I decided to make a laboratory in which Dr. Frankenstein's assistants were busy helping him make the Modern Prometheus (the novel's original title). The students talked about the circulatory system, the nervous system, a bit of microsurgery used in face reconstruction, and the brain. Dr. Frankenstein wasn't at the lab so his assistants explained everything. The assistants used lab coats and were supposed to look kind of crazy (spiky hair, shadow under eyes, etc).

I've only got two photos of Loli's Journey to the Center of the Earth, and I'm only posting one.

This is Loli's classroom (by the way, she has bronchitis, so
if anyone reading the post know her, give her a call).
She had a chamoy fountain. You know those chocolate fountains
into which a person dips fruit into it while the chocolate is melted?
She filled it with chamoy
and gave slices of carrots and jicama. Since chamoy is red
it looked like a volcano (not seen here).

This is my classroom. Old anatomy photos, black tablecloths, candlesticks,
"wrought iron" on the windows.
The kids liked how the decoration came out.

In the back you can see a photo of Frankie.
Here students explained microsurgery and how the first "project"came out
pretty crummy looking. The photo beneath the red paper showed
the improvements on the new "project".

Yes, much better!! The girls chose Brat Pitt as the best
prototype. Girls will be girls!!

In this part, the circulatory system was explained. False blood,
intravenous material, syringes, and my Christmas lights.

The last station was an explanation of how the brain worked.
(Check out the hair!!)
The students here are starting to uncover......

People were really spooked out with these things. And they were even
offered a bit of this brain food!!!

These brains were really cool...literally!!

A delicious shrimp cocktail (some with surimi or octopuss) ,
made with gelatin and some
roasted peppers on top.
They were really good, although very few ventured
on tasting them.
Wonder why?

We're now giving bi-monthly exams. We have a lot of stuff to check. So hold on if I don't show up regularly. I'll be back as soon as I can.

1 comment:

Candace said...

Very interesting interpretation of Frankenstein! I can understand why a lot of people didn't want to eat any brains :)