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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lovely music.

Wow, beautiful!  Makes me wish that I had even a little bit of musical talent.

"So What" by Miles Davis as shown by Dan Cohen's "Animated Sheet Music" series.



-Miss K  :)

Be safe!

Satellite Image of Irene from yesterday.



-Miss K  :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...

Is MONDAY! Tuesday!  (due to the incoming weather!)

Be safe!  We can't wait to meet you on Tuesday (or whenever we come back!)

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

My favorite candy... Now I know why!



From Wasted Talent by Angela Melick

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Still amazing!



Checkerboard optical illusion.



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Stop motion animations

I like Stop Motion Animation.  Please enjoy these!



The band Ok Go makes really cool videos.



So pretty and something I want to do on the windows in my classroom!



I may have already posted this one...


Gulp.  The world's largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8. from Nokia HD on Vimeo.


Just a few!

-Miss K  :)

Making fire from ice



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Fibonacci


Solar Panel Upgrade of the Day
Solar Panel Upgrade of the Day: A seventh-grader named Aidan Dwyer, inspired by the patterns of branches on oak trees, created a new arrangement of solar panels that generates 20-50% more energy than a the traditional flat solar array.
Aidan’s solar tree design is based on the Fibonacci sequence, a pattern that’s been observed in many places in nature, including tree branches.
For his trouble, Aidan received a Young Naturalist Award from the American Museum of Natural History, and a provisional patent on his invention.

(From the Daily What)

Aidan Says: "I designed and built my own test model, copying the Fibonacci pattern of an oak tree. I studied my results with the compass tool and figured out the branch angles. The pattern was about 137 degrees and the Fibonacci sequence was 2/5. Then I built a model using this pattern from PVC tubing. In place of leaves, I used PV solar panels hooked up in series that produced up to 1/2 volt, so the peak output of the model was 5 volts. The entire design copied the pattern of an oak tree as closely as possible. ... The Fibonacci tree design performed better than the flat-panel model. The tree design made 20% more electricity and collected 2 1/2 more hours of sunlight during the day. But the most interesting results were in December, when the Sun was at its lowest point in the sky. The tree design made 50% more electricity, and the collection time of sunlight was up to 50% longer!"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Mobius"


MÖBIUS from ENESS on Vimeo.


-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You are probably too young to remember this...

...but Sesame Street used to have a pinball animation that counted to 12.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12!  (anyone my age knows how to sing that properly!)



Now you can learn it too!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Yo-Yo!

Shinji Saito, Yo-Yo MASTER!



-Miss K  :)

She hurts my brain, but this is pretty cool!



Check out Vi Hart's site.  She's a genius.  No really...

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Amazing Owl



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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pinball anyone?



-Miss K  :)