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Saturday Movie!!! April 22, 2015

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Monkey Kingdom 2015 Movie (click to view)

Don’t forget about coming and watching Monkey Kingdom with us this Saturday, April 25th! Doors of the theater will open at 10:30 AM and the movie will begin PROMPTLY at 11:00 AM so make sure you are there before start time. Remember that a small popcorn and drink will be provided for you and one guest, but additional friends will cost $5.50 each and extra snacks will not be provided. We will see you at the movies this weekend!

Last Science Club Meeting (Capture the Sun) April 22, 2015

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Photosynthesis, the dream of renewable energy

It is hard to believe, but we are wrapping up Science Club for this year! This coming Tuesday will be our last meeting. We will spend time outside (weather permitting) playing a club favorite, Capture the Sun. We will also be finishing our endangered posters we started last week in preparation for the upcoming banquet. We hope to see you there to enjoy our last Tuesday afternoon meeting of the year.

April 15, 2015

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When we hear the term “endangered species” we typically think of what we call “charismatic megafauna” or the large, usually cute species that are talked about often such as pandas, tigers, rhinos, elephants, etc. However, species of ALL kinds are at risk of extinction: plants, insects, shellfish, fungi, and more. This week we will research just a few of these species and examine aspects such as present threats and potential impact of extinction. We will also talk about conservation measures that are being made to save these species and help keep other species from becoming endangered too.

Environmental Toxicology April 8, 2015

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Last week we talked about how different elements are bonded to create molecules, polymers, gases, and different substances. This week we explore how different chemicals in varying concentrations affect the environment. We will discuss how everything is interconnected and how the consumption of toxic chemicals can cause ecological problems throughout the food web. We will conduct experiments that demonstrate how pollutants are spread and absorbed by organisms, and how they can build up in tissue.

Chemistry April 1, 2015

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Every day, all day, we are surrounded by chemicals and elements interacting with one another and making our lives possible. From a tree’s conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen to our body’s neurons sending signals throughout our bodies and way beyond, we often give little thought to the importance and wide variety of chemical reactions happening around us. This week we will learn more about chemical structure, properties, and the changes that chemicals go through. We are winding down with Science Club for the year, get ready to learn at our last few meetings!

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