PHOTOS: 2012 ELEMENTARY SCIENCE INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS

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Cindy
Cindy begins and investigation.


KathySmith

Kathy Smith of the Blue Ridge Soil and Conservation District
explains the game station to Karen and Debbie.

 

   
Libby+Tamika
Libby & Adrienne examine seeds.

             Lisa 
             Lisa and the black box investigation.

 Marilyn&Karen
Marilyn and Karen creating a cell model.

 Michelle
Michelle and her partner investigate how much weight will float.

 
Robin
Robin examines flower parts under the microscope.

 Reagan

Reagan and Cara check out book resources.

 Rose 
Rose examines a silkworm, Bombyx mori.

Tom
  Roanoke City Science Supervisor Tom Fitzpatrick with Ashley and Reagan.


Teresa

Teresa Auldridge demonstrates a homemade spinner.

 Wendy 

Wendy and the equal-arm balance scale.


Adrienne
Adrienne at the microscope.

Renee
Renee Godard assists Tamika and Ama on leaf identification.

   bessbug
A bessbug struggles to pull the paperclips.

  Cara 
Cara works of disassembling an owl pellet.
 
bones
Pellet bones are assembled.
buffet 
Chinese buffet.
 
Dan
Dan Derringer works with Sue, Cindy, Laura, & Debbie.
 spiral stairs
Up and down the spiral staircase of Dana Science Building.
  Tamika
Tamika completes the circuit and lights the bulb.
  VMNHFrom left, Debbie, Rose, Rosemary, Cara, Robin, and Lisa, at the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH), Martinsville.
  
leaf insects
Reagan, Rose, Wendy and Cara look for leaf litter insects.
          Denny
   VMNH Education Director Dennis Casey shows off part of the Museum's collection
Joe  
VMNH Dirctor and entomologist Joe Keiper demonstrates the funnel insect collector.
   SOSVirginia Tech Geosciences Outreach Director Llyn Sharp demonstrates the net technique for capturing bottom-dwelling macroinvertebrates in Carvins Creek.
   catch
The catch, macroinvertebrates in Carvins Creek.

Debbie
Debbie investigates water turbidi
 Kathleen
Kathleen records data during Carvins Creek study

Ama
Ama sweeps for insects in Martinsville.
 
wagon
Our visit to Explore Park featured a covered wagon tour.

 wagontrain
Spirit-Rider mules named Hestus and Festus pull the load.

 brushing mulesLaura, Kagan, Wendy, and Marilyn brush down Hestus.

 school marm
Ashley gets scolded by Susan, the school marm, Explore Park.

 SusaAnother Susan (center) role-plays the wife of Jesse James, whose family stayed in Roanoke County awhile.
enacting
Civil War enactor Gary Martin lines up the troops at Explore Park with HESIT Director Michael Bentley holding up the other end.

 Matt
Applet enthusiast Matt Fleenor demonstrates this useful instructional tool for astronomy.

 computers
Computers running applets to demonstrate celestial motions.
Rosemary
Rosemary examines crinoid stem fossil with loop.
         rock
         Rock identification
MB
Michael Bentley demonstrates "Earth as an Apple."   
       Grim Reaper
      Libby and Tamika volunteer as the Stork and Grim Reaper

  rooftop

Dennis Casey on the VMNH rooftop with weatherbug.


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    Elementary Science Institute for Teachers
                                                Michael Bentley, Director; Rene Godard; Co-Director
                                           Department of Biology, P.O. Box 9615
                                            Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 24020