Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mickey Novak Retires, MAD Science Continues, and We Enter the Age of Exploration!

We said farewell this spring to a long-time contributor to education in our area, U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Mickey Novak.

May the fish find your lures and the jokes never stop!  We'll miss you, Mickey!

Mad Science Challenge:  How much upward movement can you create in a roller coaster?  The goal was to convert potential energy to kinetic energy and then recapture that energy again by sending the ball back up a ramp. The winners were the ones who created roller coasters with the greatest total rise in the ball's path. Each team had the same materials and dropped the steel ball from the same height.  Photos below!

Up next: The Age of European Exploration!

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