Students at Austin StartUp School develop strategic thinking, body awareness and self-assuredness as they sharpen their fencing skills! Similar to dancing, fencing requires an understanding of timing, tempo, measure and velocity and can be a highly effective stress reliever. En garde!
Our Students Practice Poise and Grace with the Art of Sport Fencing
By Suzanne Curriculum, History, Physical Education Oct 06, 2016
Warning: At Austin StartUp School, Teleportation May Occur
By Suzanne Curriculum, History Jun 08, 2016
“As I walk along this path, I see it so clearly! A boy, maybe he was our future president? He touched the building right here, and sort of knocked on it. Then he picked up his lunch sack, and started running right about there… He’s a boy, just like me!” Physically walking in the footsteps[…]
Science “Sticks” When Applied to Recreating Movie Stunts!
By Suzanne Curriculum, Education Technology, Field Trips, Physical Education, Science Apr 28, 2016
Ben Patwa sharing with students the key concept of IDEATION in business – how to formulate an idea in order to consider it as a viable business. Watch this 3 minute clip talking about supply and demand and how interactive the sessions are with the young entrepreneurs!
Handmade Weaponry Awakens Medieval Characters
By Suzanne Curriculum, Fine Arts, History, Science Mar 07, 2016
Dash gilded a proper handmade sword to accompany his first day of studies on The Middle Ages! Sanding and sculpting his wooden version first, he then carefully created a sand cast into which a metalsmith poured the molten metal. Once cooled, polished and the handle wrapped with leather…a young boy’s medieval character came to life!
Aaaand…It’s a Wrap!
By Suzanne Curriculum, History, Home Economics, Science Mar 04, 2016
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!
Students Seek Another Layer of Learning Within Their Community
By Suzanne Curriculum, Field Trips, Science Feb 08, 2016
A student gets an in-depth *view* of an eyeball as he *focuses* on completing its dissection, guided by a guest neurobiologist at Austin’s Thinkery children’s museum.
Biochemistry Fun in the Kitchen!
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!
History and Home Economics Blend in the Kitchen
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!
Dash learns coding to create his own video game – a nine year-old boy’s answer to combining work and play!