Rancho Cañada Elementary Science Night 2016
Was a blast! Amy brought a tub full of flour and some balls to be our model impactors.
Students gathered around the meteor impact display
Our crater-making arena, a tub half-full of flour
Aftermath! Many different sizes and shapes of craters
The rest of the Science Heads crew operated the telescopes, viewing the Moon,
Jupiter, the Pleiades,
and the Orion Nebula.
The Moon was about 90% full
Our handout for the night was on the meteor showers of 2016:
Handout with a meteor coloring page on one side (public domain image) and a description of meteor showers (from SkyAndTelescope.com) on the other, plus a list of dates for the meteor showers of 2016.
Lunar Eclipse in the Orange County Great Park - September 27, 2015
Informal gathering to watch the lunar eclipse. There was a great turnout, many people in the park to watch the moon rise in eclipse.
Moon rising over Saddleback, in eclipse
Eclipsed moon over the Great Park balloon ride
A picture of the fully eclipsed moon from an earlier lunar eclipse, in 2014
Fall Colors Booth at the Foothill Ranch Farmer's Market - October 9, 2014
We had leaves imported from Idaho (thank you, Rose!), and crayons for making leaf rubbings.
Our booth at the Foothill Ranch Farmer's Market
Topic for the day was fall colors