It was a bittersweet farewell to the Jackrabbit Cabin. The girls didn't want to leave, but were also ready to go home. It was a fun filled week full of hours of hands on learning. So long, until next time!! #campkeep2017#outdoorscience#naturetime
While some of us were “working” at @stanleecomiccon this weekend, our awesome honors paleontology students had their Peccary Trip to collect fossils in Barstow, California! Not many high school students can say they have paleo field experience!.
First pic: @thewebbschools student, Gabe H. ‘20, found a small mammal arm bone on our field trip this weekend. We’re not quite sure what animal it is yet. But we’re bringing back to the lab for some clean up so our scientists can take a closer look!.
Second pic: Webb students collected small invertebrates and vertebrate fossils from the Miocene-aged Barstow Formation. That’s from about 15 million years ago!.
Fossils collected under permit from US Bureau of Land Management and accessioned at the Alf Museum. #museummonday#sciengage#citizenscience
Best "office" award 🥇 This view and this program never gets old! Though I roast literally every time 🍅 EVERY TIME haha I still love it ❤️ There is just NOTHING better than getting a students out into nature 🙌🐟🐚🦀
Stumbled upon this poor chap on the tarred road in FRIM. Probably a juvenile, maybe slightly longer than the long plastic ruler we used to have in secondary school (what is SI anyway). Hazard a guess that this is the twin-barred tree snake (Chrysopelea pelias, of the Colubridae family). Alive, it's known as the flying tree snake for its ability to glide through the air, jumping from tree to tree. While widely distributed throughout Southeast Asia, sightings are apparently rare from what Google-fu tells me. Its habitat, while not under threat, seems to coincide with protected areas such as the Forest Research Institute Malaysia in Kepong.
While trying to ID the snake, I also came across similar looking ones like the coral snake (Very. Venomous.) and the scarlet king snake (not at all venomous). Nature is a hose teaser that way. Some actual Genius McPerson came up with a nifty riddle that could save your ass out in the wild: Red on yellow, kill a fellow. Red on black, friend of Jack. Your guess which snake is which.
This twin-barred tree snake is only mildly venomous however. Still pretty. Too bad your time on earth wasn't long, wee snake. Pleasure to have seen you.
Mud puddles. They are drawn to them. This time they didn't have their rain boots so they decided to experiment and see what around them would float or sink. Love that they didn't argue about not jumping in but instead took control and found another way to play!
Hi! It's Cindy from @ourjourneywestward. 👋🏻 This is a scene from a recent nature walk with my children. 😍Have you been enjoying nature study this school year? I'd love to hear about it! #naturexplorers
I'm back at my day job after a wonderfully unproductive post-Alaska staycation. Mr. Keeks is glad to be back on supervisor duty. 🔬⛏️ Reposted from @global_mineral_sands: We're back in Virginia, setting up a spiral concentrator under Mr. Keeks' watchful eye.👀 These hydrogravimetric concentrators use centrifugal and centripetal force to separate particles by density, facilitating cons that roughly isolate mineral species.
We're back in Virginia, setting up a spiral concentrator under Mr. Keeks' watchful eye.👀 These hydrogravimetric concentrators use centrifugal and centripetal force to separate particles by density, facilitating cons that roughly isolate mineral species.
Ever wonder how airplanes fly? I mean they sometimes fly at speeds not much faster then a fast car on the interstate yet they achieve flight through a process called "lift" that is based on this demonstration of the Bernoulli's principle. First observed in the 1700s in the study of fluid dynamics this principle describes how the increase of speed is proportional to the decrease of pressure. Notice how the ball in the video is pulled toward the flowing steam of water. This same pull is what provides lift for an aircraft wing as the surface area of the wing is larger on top then on bottom, causing the air on the top of the wing to flow faster as the plane cuts through the air. This increased speed on top causes decreased pressure, essentially sucking the plane up into the air. The same principle causes the roof of buildings to sometimes get lifted right off its structure during extreme high winds.