Welcome!

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The Explorers are made up of around 30 (depending on football season, soccer season, baseball season, cheerleading, and who happens to be in the drama club at the moment!) fifth grade students at an elementary school in Huber Heights, Ohio. All club members share an interest in exploring science and nature through direct experiences such as experiments, projects, and special activities.

The Explorers are overseen by Mr. Rick Ramsey, a 3rd grade teacher at the school. He established the group for students who have a desire to investigate the world around them. The group’s purpose is to give members a deeper understanding of the wonders of science and nature.

Here on our site, our most recent activities are highlighted just below, while a longer list of recent activities appears at the bottom of this home page. For a full list of stories about our meetings, click on Articles in the drop-down Resources menu at the top of this page. Also in the Resources menu is a choice for links to many science-oriented sites. Photo galleries of our activities can be found in the Galleries menu above.

Have a look around, and thanks for visiting!

Slurping Rainbows

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Students who deal with Mr. Ramsey learn sooner or later that one phrase he will not tolerate in his classroom is “That sucks.” Something about it just sets his teeth on edge. There is one exception, though. As the Explorers learned during a session in February, there is a type of material that truly DOES suck, and in a seriously impressive way.

Tossing It All Into the Wash

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In February the Explorers spent a couple of sessions doing exactly what your laundry says not to do—mixing all the colors together.

Feelin' the Change

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In January 2013 the Explorers investigated the differences between “physical changes” and “chemical changes,” culminating with the club members digging their hands into the details of a particular chemical change—literally.

A Cause for Reflection

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In December 2012 the Explorers learned that one of the best experiences you can have is when you not only understand an interesting scientific concept, but you also discover a way to USE that concept in a cool way.

Sharing Our Knowledge

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In November 2012 the Explorers were selected to represent both our own school and our whole school district at the annual Ohio School Boards Association conference.

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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Fri, 08/19/2016 - 14:58