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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.

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.

Spotting the Invisible

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The Explorers spent a session in October 2012 investigating invisible light. Just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it can’t affect us—and with some cleverness we can force the invisible to reveal itself. Indirectly, at least!

Spin Cycle

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In March the Explorers investigated the relationship between light and color—and found that you can not only split white light into all of the colors of the rainbow, you can also turn the rainbow back into white. Well, sort of, anyway.

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!

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