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LAST LAST Science Club Meeting!!! April 27, 2017

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Since our meeting two weeks ago was cancelled, we will meet on May 2nd for our last official game of Capture the Sun! Then we will have our camping trip to French Camp as our 2016-2017 finale. It’s been a wonderful year, thank YOU for making it such a spectacular adventure!

LAST SCIENCE CLUB MEETING (Capture the Sun + Endangered Species) April 19, 2017

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We have had a fantastic year of meetings and field trips, and this week is our last Tuesday meeting for the 2016-2017 school year! We will be combining last week’s endangered species posters with a Club favorite, Capture the Sun! After this week we will have our awards’ banquet on Friday, April 28th and then our final trip to French Camp. We hope you have had a year full of learning and fun with us, and we will see you on Tuesday!

Endangered Species April 12, 2017

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It is hard to believe that we only have two Science Club meetings left this year! This week we will be talking about endangered species and making posters to present a handful of species at our upcoming banquet. This year has seen several species’ populations improve, including the West Indian Manatee (now listed as threatened) and the Louisiana Black Bear (no longer on the federal endangered species list, but still protected as a threatened species in some states). Many species have sadly not improved or continued to decline. One species that was added to the U.S. list recently was the Rusty Patched Bumblebee, the first time a bee species has been listed. There are many factors that can contribute to the decline of a species, but the root cause of many listed species loss in numbers comes back to humans and human action. We will talk about ways we can help change our planet for the better and hopefully save endangered species of all kinds!

Toxicology April 6, 2017

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What makes a substance toxic to us? It all comes down to the dose! Water in a high enough dose is deadly, though when we think about toxins we think about things that are harmful in very small doses. This week we will talk about poison, venom, and other toxins. The major difference between poison and venom is how it affects you. Poisons must either be swallowed or absorbed through the skin (like some berries or poison dart frogs) while venom must be injected (like a rattlesnake bite or a bee sting). Come join us as we talk about the deadlier side of science!

Chemistry April 3, 2017

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This week we will be talking about basic chemistry! This is a very broad science that includes the study of the makeup, structure, properties, and change of matter. From individual atoms to complex compounds, chemists work to understand the forces and interactions of the world around us. We will explore chemical bonding, chemical and physical changes, and the table of elements.