Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners
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Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners

The great thing about physics is that it explains the world around us. The great thing about learning about physics is that there are so many ways to make physics lessons real and tangible to engage students in the learning process. Physics students at Grandview build slingshots to demonstrate projectile motion and learn about Newton’s … Continue reading

Robotics and Programming Classes Inspire and Engage
Academics / Activities / Community / Middle School / Upper School

Robotics and Programming Classes Inspire and Engage

We’re in the business of inspiring and cultivating passion in our students. What makes kids passionate? More often than not, it’s when they are doing, thinking, and creating— when they are engaged and invested in the learning process. Students in our new Programming and Robotics courses are doing, thinking, creating, and more. In addition to … Continue reading

Top Grandview Moments of 2014
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Top Grandview Moments of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close and our teachers, students, and staff are basking in one more week of winter break, we would like to reflect on some of our best Grandview moments this year. Here are our Top Grandview Moments of 2014– in no particular order: PRIDEVILLE Lower school students participated in their first-ever Prideville … Continue reading

Grandview Joins the Maker Movement
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Grandview Joins the Maker Movement

The Maker Movement is a growing trend across the nation and the world that takes the philosophy of “learning by doing” to another level. The idea is that students learn more from tinkering, creating, designing, and building– and this learning is active, engaging, and innovative. The learning taking place from “making” is precisely the type of … Continue reading

#HourOfCode Promotes Programming to Students of All Ages
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#HourOfCode Promotes Programming to Students of All Ages

This week, tens of millions of students in over 180 countries participated in a worldwide movement to promote and spark interest in computer science. Spending at least one hour to learn more about computer science and to give programming a try, participants in the Hour of Code demystified coding and proved that anybody can learn … Continue reading

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta
Academics / Faculty / Upper School

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta

Broadly speaking, the goal of physics is to understand how the universe behaves. It is fitting, then, that physics students should not be contained inside the walls of a classroom. Physics students at Grandview Preparatory School spend time building catapults, slingshots, and kites (and soon, gliders!). Their newest project: building a boat to compete in … Continue reading

Educating Millenials in the Anxiety Era: Getting Real
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Educating Millenials in the Anxiety Era: Getting Real

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
While many books and articles label young people today as the narcissistic “Me Generation”, we must be careful not to overlook the roots of this condition.   As a society, we  have participated in creating a culture that has unknowingly stripped children of some essential human…