A week or so before winter break, we had a cold snap in Oklahoma City. Rachel reported on some EXCITING sprinkler ice we saw walking home from school.
In this podcast, Rachel (age 7) and Wesley discuss some questions about how stars are born.
Today was the science fair at our local elementary school, and Sarah shared what she learned about humidity and the science of baking bread. I brought my iPhone and interviewed her (using iPadio) at her exhibit in the cafeteria, and took several photos as well.
It took about three minutes to upload this almost-four minute audio podcast to iPadio with my iPhone over 3G from the school cafeteria.
It’s great to have opportunities to talk about what the students have learned as a result of DOING science. I really enjoyed the opportunity to not only visit with Sarah but also several of her classmates about their projects and learning.
Here are a few of my favorite photos I snapped today in Washington D.C. with Alexander. I added all of these to my NECC 2009 Flickr Set.
This is the first time I’ve seen a Tomahawk cruise missile up close.
We were able to not only see but also TOUCH several enormous meteorites today at the Smithsonian Natural History museum, including this one from Arizona:
The exhibit on the Mishin diaries and the light they shed on the Soviet moon landing plans was very interesting to me
This was the “designed but never used” Soviet cosmonaut moon suit:
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) exhibit was definitely the highlight of the day for me.
I incorrectly called these “unarmed aerial vehicles” near the end of the video sequence I recorded at the exhibit today. These are definitely NOT “unarmed.”
Alexander shared the following thoughts at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum today in Washington D.C.