Family Science Night 2015
March 12, 2015 at Lake Pointe Elementary
The Science Behind the Station
*get links to apps
*learn on a deeper level
Rick the Science Guy
Be the Solar System
Augmented Reality Apps
Here are a few videos to help understand how they work.
Fun using the ColAR Mix App
Lake Travis High School Student Projects
Making a house and supplying electricity to the house was a project for one of their science classes.
Tinkerer: one who experiments with materials and ideas to fully understand their capacities, and who further iterates on their learning to find better solutions to current problems.
LED Lighting of the Future with Mr Chang
Capital Area Master Naturalists
Austin Planetarium Discovery Dome
School Outreach Program
Girl Scout Troop 1835
HOW TO MAKE SEED BALLS
1.Sift clay through a sifter to eliminate lumps.
2.Measure out 1 part of seeds, to 3 parts of compost, to 5 parts of clay.
3.Mix the compost and seeds together first, and then add the clay along enough water to hold the mixture together.
4.Roll out a small amount of the seed mixture to the size of about a penny.
5.Go to an empty place outdoors.
6.Drop seed balls on the ground.7.Wait for beautiful flowers to bloom!
Motion Detectors with Mr Luetzelschwab
• Rocks make up most of the planet.
• Huge chunks of rocks make up mountains.
• Tiny pieces of rock make up sand.
• The main ingredient in rocks is minerals.
• Minerals are Earth’s non-living, natural materials.
• The types of minerals and how they combine determine what kind of rock will form.
There are 3 main types of rocks:
1. Sedimentary Rocks – Rocks that have formed through the deposition and solidification of sediment, especially sediment transported by water (rivers, lakes, and oceans), ice (glaciers), and wind. Sedimentary rocks are often deposited in layers, and frequently contain fossils. a. Limestone and shale are common sedimentary rocks.
2. Igneous Rocks – Rocks formed by the cooling and solidifying of molten materials. Igneous rocks can form beneath the Earth’s surface, or at its surface, as lava. a. Granite, solid volcanic lava, and basalt are examples of igneous rocks. b. Igneous rocks make up 90% of the Earth.
3. Metamorphic Rocks – Rock that was once one form of rock but has changed to another under the influence of heat, pressure, or some other agent without passing through a liquid phase. a. Examples are marble, which can be formed from limestone, and slate, which is formed from shale. b. Form deep beneath the Earth’s surface.