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2nd Live Distance Learning Program for Girl Scouts in Virginia

This was our 2nd hour-long program for the Adventure Caravan Virtual Camp in Virginia. Girl Scouts in grades 6-8 (plus a few in elementary school) learned about geology, groundwater conservation, and cave biology. The girls got to do a variety of hands-on activities with simple materials that they gathered at home.

Two Live Distance Learning Sessions for Pinnacle Charter School, Denver, CO

Pinnacle Charter School had so many 4th & 5th grade students enrolled in their summer program that we did two back-to-back 90 minute classes! The students learned about the physics of vertical caving (with hands-on at-home experiments as well as demonstrations on our 12′ caving tower).  We also did combustion experiments with carbide lamps to demonstrate numerous chemistry concepts, including exothermic reactions, conservation of mass, and states of matter.  The students also learned about waves and energy, and got to make their own simple phones.

Live Distance Learning Program for Girl Scouts in Virginia

This was our first hour-long program for the Adventure Caravan Virtual Camp in Virginia. Girl Scouts in grades 6-8 (plus a few in elementary school) learned about the physics of vertical caving with demonstrations on our 12′ vertical caving tower. The girls got to do a variety of hands-on activities with simple materials from home.

Live Distance Learning Program for Park Elementary School, Durango, CO

During our live online class, a 4th grader asked, “Why are you so cool?” Dave’s reply: “I haven’t always been cool. I used to sit behind a desk all day. But I figured out that if you do what you love then you’ll love working. When you’re excited about what you do, other people get excited. You can do that too.”

2nd Live Distance Learning Session for Queen Palmer Elementary, Colorado Springs

During this live online class, students created their own karst topography (cave landforms) and added water to their models to produce sinkholes in real time. The class was originally scheduled for 50 minutes, but we extended it to 90 minutes to ensure that all of the students successfully completed their projects despite limited materials. Queen Palmer is a Title I school, and many students don’t have access to even the most basic materials (including paper cups, string, and tape). But these students are very creative, and made our labs work with the materials that they do have at home.

Cub Scout program, Edmond, OK

This was a fun 1-hour program for about 50 Cub Scouts at Cross Timbers Elementary School.  Thanks to our friend Scott Hall for organizing the program.

Frontier Elementary, Edmond, OK two-day program

We worked with the entire 2nd grade on Thursday, and the entire 5th grade on Friday.  The 5th grade students got to see our new physics lab in which we use cave rescue phones and other hardware to demonstrate electromagnetics, sound waves, and related mathematical concepts.

John Ross Elementary, Edmond, OK

This was our second visit to this school this year.  We worked with the entire 4th grade, and they got to do several of our labs, including Karst Topography and our new physics lab.