Category Archives: Experiential learning

Molecular meets the Market

The Molecular Gastronomy class took a field trip to the Kitchen at Boston Public Market today for a fermentation cooking class. They all prepped their own cabbage concoctions to bring home to ferment into sauerkraut.

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Where Does Your Water Come From?

Deb Harrison’s AP Environmental Science class took a field trip to the Dedham-Westwood Water District today. The water chemists and plant operator gave the class a tour of the water treatment facility, following the path of a water drop from … Continue reading

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¡Olé!

Acclaimed flamenco dancer Yosi Karahashi performed in assembly this morning and spent the rest of the morning giving Spanish classes lessons in flamenco.

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EXCEL Dedication

Ben Snyder talks about the importance of experiential and community engaged learning at the opening reception for the Anderson-Cabot Family Center for EXCEL. Snyder, the new director of the center introduced members of the Anderson-Cabot family, Ed and Linda, who … Continue reading

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Kliptown Youth Program

Members of the Kliptown Youth Program are visiting Nobles this week. KYP is an organization based in Kliptown, South Africa whose mission is to “provide opportunities that will enable our young people to rise out of poverty.” This March, Colette … Continue reading

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Our Garden

Nestled between the playing fields and Wiggins Dormitory, E.G.’s Garden — first planted by former Dean of Students Erika Guy and maintained by faculty member Meg Jacobs and friends — is drinking up late September sun for the remaining bounty: … Continue reading

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Into the Woods

Small groups of biology students took to the woods to photograph various organisms. Under logs or on blades of grass, they discovered salamanders, snakes, dragonflies and earthworms. (left to right, Devon Minor, Priscilla Singleton-Eriyo and Eddie Duggan, all Class IV)

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May the Best Droid Win

Every year, during Science Week at Nobles, crowds cheer on teams of robotics students as they go head to head, pitting inventions they’ve engineered themselves. 13 teams competed in a new format this year, to see who could collect the most … Continue reading

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The Great Machine

Physics students packed the house for “Paint 2014!” The movement art was assembled from raw building materials and recycled objects. Four student contraptions sequentially completed a gigantic chain reaction. The aim? To paint a humungous modern-style masterpiece.

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A Bird in the Hand

It was a gorgeous day for AP Environmental Science students to visit Plymouth’s Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Manomet promotes the conservation of natural resources to benefit wildlife and human populations, and builds science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems through research … Continue reading

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