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Rocket Science! February 14, 2018

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rocketSince our frogs were delayed in shipping, we did rocket science this week! What a BLAST we had (pun intended!) with the Space Cowboys from MSU and with creating our own rockets! We even performed experiments that allowed us to experience each of Newton’s three laws for motion! Awesome week everybody! (frogs arrived yesterday after science club so get ready for dissections next week!)

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Frog Dissections!! February 7, 2018

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frogOur annual frog dissection lab is finally here! This week we will delve into the anatomy and physiology of an amphibian and discuss some specific adaptations of these fascinating creatures! As a warm up- try to discover why a frogs tongue is attached at the front, not the back of their mouths!

Herpetology February 5, 2018

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fejlec_v5We will begin to explore the fascinating and mysterious worlds of reptiles and amphibians this week! So much of what we see in the forest and wetlands is shaped by the presence of herps- we don’t even realize it! We will discuss how and why snakes, salamanders, turtles, and frogs are so important to our ecosystems!

DNA Extractions January 10, 2018

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This past week we talked about genetic traits and how those traits are stored in our DNA and made simple models of DNA! This week we are going to extract our own DNA from our cells (don’t worry, it won’t hurt) as well as plant cells. We will talk about the differences between plant and animal cells and you will actually be able to see their usually invisible deoxyribonucleic acid!

*Note: the schedule previously reflected that this was a field trip day, our field trip to the vet school will be NEXT week, January 23rd.

Genetics January 4, 2018

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Welcome Back Science Club! We are ready to dive into a new year of learning and fun! What better way than to learn about the mysterious coding of traits called genetics! We will breed some different colored bears and see what kind of offspring they produce and we will also create some of our own “creatures” using probability. How about we even throw in replicating the structure of DNA using some creative tools? We can’t wait to see you on Tuesday!