MSU VET SCHOOL TOUR & NECROPSY January 11, 2017Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
This week Science Club will be touring the veterinary school at Mississippi State University! We will also hopefully get the opportunity to see a necropsy (animal autopsy) and see the anatomy of a larger animal up close. Don’t miss out on this unique field trip!
Genetics January 5, 2017Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
Happy 2017, Science Club! We hope your holiday break was fun and that you are ready to come back to Science Club and have even more fun. This week we will be talking about genetics, the study of traits that are passed down from parents to children. In humans, some examples of genetic traits include hair texture and color, eye color, whether we have dimples or not, whether we have attached earlobes or not, and hairline shape. In plants and animals, genetics can determine a lot of different factors. We will talk about some of these traits and see what the results of different gene combinations results in.
ANNUAL SCIENCE CLUB HOLIDAY SKATE PARTY (December 10th)!! December 7, 2016Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
All, please note the change to our fall schedule. Our annual Science Club Skate Party will be THIS Saturday, December 10th!! The schedule previously stated that this would be next weekend, Saturday 17th. Science Club students and their siblings skate for free, friends please bring $5 each to skate. The snack bar and gaming area will be open for us, you may bring money for those as well. We hope to see you at Skate Odyssey this Saturday from 10am to 12pm!
Mammalogy! November 28, 2016Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
We will be rescheduling our Vet School tour and necropsy for a later date. Our topic this week will be Mammalogy! The wonderful world of over 5000 species of animals sharing similar characteristics such as live-birth, warm-blood, hair-covered bodies, and a four-chambered heart! Of course there are a few exceptions (platypus!) We will discuss population ecology and some invasive species in our ecosystems!