Friday, July 27, 2007
How to test water, dirt, the weather: SciPort's Globe Week, July 30 to Aug 4
Mon at 3 p.m.
What makes up our water? Take a sample of water from the Red River and test it for different substances and features including electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, pH, transparency,
Tues at 3 p.m.
Think you can be a weather person? Use a cool tool called a sling psychrometer to measure cloud type and cover, temperature, relative humidity, and daily rainfall.
Wed at 3 p.m.
Learn the ten basic cloud types and how you can spot them. Then, put your meteorology skills to the test to estimate cloud cover percentage.
Thurs at 3 p.m.
Test the dirt and learn what minerals are found in soil.
Fri at 3 p.m.
Make crayons using a variety of colorful dirt.
Owl Pellet Dissection
Sat at 2 p.m.
See what an owl had for lunch!
Info at sciport.org
And, on Fri, July 27, says Jennifer Tuxen, celebrate “La Bella Luna” during the Full Moon Star Party.