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ANNUAL SCIENCE CLUB HOLIDAY SKATE PARTY (December 10th)!! December 7, 2016

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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, 2016

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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!

THANKSGIVING FUN DAY November 16, 2016

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This Tuesday during Thanksgiving break, we will have our annual Science Club Fun Day! Come join us at Mississippi State for a day full of fun, games, swimming, and more!

Paleontology and Archaeology November 10, 2016

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This week in Science Club we will be talking about past life on Earth! Archaeology is the study of past human civilizations, while paleontology is the study of ancient plant and animal life. While very different, these two fields share some common tools and techniques for trying to solve mysteries about past life with very little information. Paleontologists often study fossils and try to find out what that species was like while it was alive: what did it eat? How did it protect itself? What habitat did it live in? Archaeologists may study bones, structures, tools, household items, or anything else that people left behind from centuries ago. They try and answer questions like: what was this culture like? How did they use these items? When did they live? Paleontology and archaeology still have many unsolved mysteries! Join us as we talk about the tools and techniques these fields use to explore the past.

Geology November 2, 2016

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This week we will be talking about the study of the Earth, geology! This includes the interior of the Earth, the rocks that make up the surface of the Earth, and the changes that occur on Earth over time. Geologists study rock structure, volcanoes, hazardous events like earthquakes and landslides, and much more. We will discuss some of the basics of geological processes and the kinds of rocks and minerals that make up the crust of the Earth. Come join us as we dig in to geology!