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!

The Lunar Challenge

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In February the Explorers learned about the early days of the U.S. manned space program, starting with a film about one of the Apollo missions to the moon and then continuing with an outing on a frigid and snowy morning to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Attack of the Blob

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The Explorers spent some time at the end of January examining the difference between physical and chemical changes, with some markedly gooey results.

The Junior Secret Agent Brigade

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In January 2012 the Explorers spent a session discovering that while light travels in a straight-lined path, it is still possible to see around corners. This of course raises all sorts of possibilities in the realm of student espionage!

Who are you calling dense?

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The Explorers spent a session in early December 2011 proving that water and oil indeed do not mix, but that air bubbles can be convinced to travel back and forth between the two.

Good Vibrations

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The Explorers spent a session in November 2011 investigating sound waves and how they can be changed and manipulated to make music.

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Overcast
  • Overcast
  • Temperature: 69.8 °F / 21 °C
  • Wind: Southwest, 10.4 mph
  • Pressure: 1008 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 100 %
  • Visibility: 16.1 km
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Sun, 08/21/2016 - 02:58