THANKSGIVING FUN DAY!!! November 19, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
This coming week we have our annual Thanksgiving Fun Day! We will spend all day on campus playing games, doing activities, and visiting different places and special guests around campus. Parents will have an e-mail soon with our full schedule and any information you may need to prepare for the day. REMINDER: You MUST be signed up to participate for this event so we can make sure we have transportation and food for everyone involved. It has been a fantastic year in Science Club and so far and we look forward to celebrating and having a blast with our clubbers. Happy Thanksgiving!
Mammology (December 2nd) November 19, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
At our next science club meeting at the beginning of December we will be discussing one of the most familiar group of animals: mammals! Being mammals ourselves we can start preparing for this week rather easily. We will talk about what makes a mammal a mammal and how to tell what a mammal eats (hint: look at your own teeth in a mirror). We will also talk about different kinds of mammals because while all mammals have some key things in common, they are an incredibly diverse group of animals ranging in size from 30 millimeters (about 1 inch) to 30 meters (98 feet) living in every type of ecosystem! Come prepared to learn about the wonderful world of all your favorite furry things.
Archaeology and Paleontology November 12, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
Last week we learned about geology, the study of the earth! We learned that the earth has been around for quite awhile and some processes (like the rock cycle) can take a very long time. This week we will dive into the studies of archaeology (the study of past people and cultures) and paleontology (study of former life as represented by fossils) and the tools these scientists use to study things no longer living. Come prepared to have a good time and be prepared to get a little messy! We recommend not wearing your nice shoes or clothes for Science Club this week.
Geology November 5, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
After our trip exploring under the sea, we are now going to return to the surface and discuss geology (for those who do not already know, that is the study of the EARTH)! We will review the layers of the Earth and discuss features of our world like volcanoes, types of rocks, and the processes that form both of them (including the rock cycle). Come prepared to learn about the world we live on!
Marine Ecology October 31, 2014Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
We learned about the amazing fish that live underwater last week, so this week we will take a look at fish and other animals that live in the ocean. These marine species have a huge impact on the oceans in which they live. As always, come prepared to learn!