A group of Douglas High School students have been studying advanced science topics in preparation for the big competition at Oregon State University. On Saturday, April 14, the students put their knowledge to the test. They tested on topics such as ecology, remote sensing, chemistry, and more. Pictured are some students testing their hovercrafts and mousetrap vehicles. It was an exciting day in the scientific community!
Did you know that snail shells are typically made of calcium carbonate? We talked about this and other aspects of the carbon cycle while making these cuties at our last Forest Thursday.
Tree rings are an incredible source of information about climate’s past. After students examined tree slices and learned about the stories that tree rings tell, they were able to decorate their own mini tree slices. Looks like we have some future environmental scientists in our mix!
Students at the Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley got their first taste of dendrochronology yesterday. Students were excited to examine the tree rings and learn more about the stories they tell us about climate’s past. Students then made their own records that they proudly wore as medallions or hung around the classroom.
After acting out food chains and food webs, we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and go on a nature scavenger hunt. Students searched around campus for things like feathers and insects. Pictured are some students sharing some of their findings!
This week’s Science Wednesday was all about weather & climate! We did a demonstration utilizing yummy candy, experienced the weather firsthand while doing an activity outside, and made our own examples of weather with a snowstorm in a jar.