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Homeschool Day at Virginia Living Museum

Updated on November 9, 2016 - 11:04 AM CST
Posted on October 6, 2016 - 9:39 AM CDT

Tags: SMD E/PO Community | Earth Science

On Friday, September 30, 2016 over 100 home schooled students and their families attended Homeschool Day at Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, VA.


TEMPO Activities

•In the TEMPO ozone garden, students had the opportunity to pick two types of bioindicator snap beans: sensitive and tolerant. Students measured the length, the mass and recorded their data. The students developed their science observation and measuring skills.

GLOBE Activities

•Outside, students and parents practiced cloud observations and learned how to join other citizen scientists in collecting cloud data for NASA through the new GLOBE Observer App.  Interested parents also received information on how to become GLOBE Certified through GLOBE eTraining.

•Parents of elementary age students received copies of the Elementary GLOBE book, What’s Up in the Atmosphere? Exploring Colors in the Sky. Families practiced making observations of sky color and learned that the sky can appear lighter blue if more aerosols are present.