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!

That 70s Experiment

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If you are a child of the 1970s, you probably spent your fair share of time gazing at a lava lamp. Watching those brightly lit colored blobs slowly floating up and down, endlessly over and over—what could be groovier?

The Explorers spent a meeting building their own version of this longtime favorite—but with a new twist.

Somewhere, Inside the Rainbow (Part 2)

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Having made our space age color wheels (from such high-tech materials as posterboard, construction paper, scissors, and glue) during our previous session, it was now time to put the finishing touches on them and get them to spin.

Somewhere, Inside the Rainbow (Part 1)

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The Explorers spent a couple of sessions investigating the nature of light, first taking it apart to make rainbows—and then putting it back together again. Sort of.

Perception...or Deception?

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The Explorers spent a session investigating the wonder of the sense of vision, including how our eyes and brain work together to produce images—and how under certain conditions they can be fooled into seeing something that isn’t really there at all.

Strolling Through the Solar System

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On a beautiful sunny day, the Explorers took a stroll nearly to the edge of the solar system. And back.

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Overcast, mist
  • Overcast, mist
  • Temperature: 71.6 °F / 22 °C
  • Wind: South, 2.3 mph
  • Pressure: 1016 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 100 %
  • Visibility: 4.8 km
Reported on:
Fri, 08/19/2016 - 07:58