THANKSGIVING FUN DAY!!! November 19, 2015Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
This coming Tuesday, while school is out, is our annual Thanksgiving Fun Day! We will be spending the day on the campus of Mississippi State University doing everything from SCUBA to mammalogy (a sneak peak at next week’s Science Club topic!). Come in comfortable shoes with a swimsuit and/or a change of clothes for the day’s activities. Whether you are able to make it or not, enjoy the Thanksgiving break and time with family and friends!
Mammalogy November 19, 2015Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
The week after Thanksgiving we will start talking about the group of animals that includes most people’s favorite animals: mammals! They have fur or hair and feed their young milk. They range in size from the Etruscan shrew (weighing less than 2 grams) to the blue whale (weighing in at 200 tons as the largest and heaviest animal known to have ever existed) with a high level of diversity all around the world. You probably know more about mammals than any other type of animals, but there is always more to learn! See you for our next official Science Club meeting in two weeks!
Archaeology & Paleontology November 11, 2015Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
Look at the above fossil. What can you tell about it? What kind of animal was it? What was it life while it was alive? This week we will be studying the sciences of past life, both human and pre-human. Archaeologists study ancients civilizations and cultures while paleontologists study things like fossils that tell the story of past animal and plant life. Both studies involve using clues to try and find out what life would have been like thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions of years ago! With the help of special guests, we will get to do our own archaeological dig this week. In preparation for that, please make sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get a little bit dirty. We will also finish our last stations from geology this week! See you all soon!
Geology November 4, 2015Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
Geology is literally translated “the study of Earth”, so geologists are responsible for studying a very important part of our life! They study the rocks and minerals that make up the crust as well as the structure of Earth and how it is has changed over time. There is a number of specialties in geology including oceanography (oceans), volcanology (volcanoes), seismology (earthquakes), and many more. We will be talking about several geological topics this week, so we hope to see you there!
FALL PARTY (Friday, October 30th)!!!!! October 28, 2015Posted by jessicategt in Events & Announcements.
Please don’t forget about our fall party this Friday! We will start at 6 PM at Thompson Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University. There will be a pizza dinner followed by many games and activities and of course LOTS of treats! Come in your costume if you plan to wear one, we will have a photo booth as part of our activities to help show off your creativity. We are going to have a SCARY good time, see you there!!