“These are the kinds of curious, mysterious, and original minds that often end up making major contributions to our world; to reach their full potential, however, they need the latitude to follow their own oblique, nonstandard paths. That latitude is seldom found in a conventional, box-shaped classroom in which everyone is supposed to be doing the exact same lesson, and “differentness” is generally used as a negative.”― Sal Khan
Here are some glimpses in pictures of another amazing week at THA!
This week the Spark Warriors and MS Warriors visited the Dallas World Aquarium and put their knowledge of biology and zoology to the test. As MS Warriors explored, they used a self-created handout to help them observe the animals through the lens of a biologist and apply Tinbergen’s four questions of animal behavior…
Spark Warriors spent most of the week exploring their biome of choice: North America, researching what kind of animals, plants, soil, weather, etc exists in such areas. The Dallas World Aquarium gave them a great chance to observe some of these animals as well as new ones, as they thougth more about habitats, environments, survival, behavior, etc.
Core Skills time is usually a favorite at THA as Warriors work on self-paced challenges and develop mastery in math and language. ES Warriors are in the last stages of completing their own allegories, and MS Warriors are wrapping up their Biology Hero Biographies. It is always awesome to see the self-directed learning of multi-age studios in action every single day!
During Quest time, the MS Warriors and ES Warriors conducted experiments to learn how to extract DNA…
Can’t wait to see what they put together at their exhibitions!