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!

I Spy With My Mirrored Eye....

In January 2010, the Explorers became secret agent spies—or perhaps submarine captains—by creating their own periscopes.

Getting goo-fy

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In January 2010 the Explorers investigated the difference between “physical changes” and “chemical changes,” demonstrating a chemical change with a combination of plain old glue, water, and a powder known as borax.

The Explorers started by discussing the difference between the two types of changes that a substance can undergo—an especially pertinent topic since the fourth graders have been learning about that very thing in science class.

Bird Feeders on the "Cheep"

Student making bird feeder

In December 2009 the Explorers created bird feeders.

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Clear sky
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  • Temperature: 71.6 °F / 22 °C
  • Wind: Southeast, 2.3 mph
  • Pressure: 1014 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 94 %
  • Visibility: 16.1 km
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Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:58