Everyone benefits from children serving as volunteers! Children in service to their communities promotes a heart-centered lifestyle, enhances psychosocial and intellectual development, teaches life skills, improves community function, aesthetics and relationships, and encourages a lifelong service ethic. The students of Austin StartUp School routinely engage in community service activities from tending gardens for the homeless,[…]
The kids “wrap up” their Ancient Egypt studies with the completion of a chicken mummification project! Seven weeks of salting with an organic mixture similar to natron preceded oiling, scenting with spice and wrapping with “linen”. This chicken mummy is now ready for chicken spirit repossession!
By Suzanne Curriculum, Food for thought, Home Economics, Science Feb 02, 2016
The students make their first batch of kombucha while absorbing a science lesson on bacteria and yeast at Austin Startup School. Discussion on how it supports digestive health, the benefits of probiotics, and experimenting with secondary fermentation and flavorings expanded the learning!
By Suzanne Curriculum, Food for thought, History, Home Economics Jan 28, 2016
The children research the Ancient Egyptian diet & vintage recipes, create & print a menu and shopping list, and execute a meal for 5 independently. A delicious choice for extending our studies on Ancient Egyptian history!