Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Science Sleepover

November 5, 2013 -- Last week we had an unusual request...to teach 100 seventh graders in pajamas about science!  Deep-C joined up with the Florida Climate Center to put together 8 activities about weather and the ocean for Fairview Middle School's annual 7th grade sleepover.  Our team of awesome scientists and Florida State students spent their Friday night demonstrating a floodplain, building a hydrometer, getting up close and personal with deep sea creatures, making weather instruments, and much more!

Building a 7 layer density model.

Assistant State Climatologist Melissa Griffin demonstrates the properties of a floodplain.

Dr. Lydia Stefanova from the Center from Oceanic and Atmospheric Prediction Studies(COAPS) exploring the properties of air with a "wind bag".

Students test out their home made anemometers.

Students made hydrometers and then tested salt water vs. fresh water

Trying to entangle the web of life!

Demonstrating how different liquids have different densities.  Pretty cool!

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