I spent most of the day at the high school either with the students or preparing journals. The science students were studying states of matter and Mrs. Sobey and I both contributed to today's lesson. I hope to use the activity with our students back home. They started with a reflection of Friday's oil spill clean-up lab.

Space weasel puts on his space sombrero.
Space weasel puts on his space sombrero to model the difference between mass and weight : )
Liquids take the shape of their container!
Liquids take the shape of their container!
Austin assists by inflating the balloon with all of that hot air!!!
Austin assists by inflating the balloon with all of that hot air!!!
Some things never change.
Some things never change : )
Gases take the shape of their container also.
Gases take the shape of their container also.
The Juniors and Seniors reflect on the oil spill clean-up lab from Friday.
The Juniors and Seniors reflect on the oil spill clean-up lab from Friday.
Archie gives himself a new hair-do!
Archie gives himself a new hair-do!
It worked!!!
It worked!!!
Archie and Nathaniel, this years upperclassmen.
Archie and Nathaniel, this years upperclassmen.
The whole combined classes of 6-8 and 11-12 listen intently.
The whole combined classes of 6-8 and 11-12 listen intently to Mrs. Sobey's instruction.
The class had a fun time with the lab activity on states of matter.
The class had a fun time with the lab activity on states of matter.
More lab fun!
More lab fun!

Reduced ice cover equals more wave action in the Beaufort Sea.

There is NOT supposed to be surf in the Arctic Ocean!
There is NOT supposed to be surf in the Arctic Ocean!

More surf…..
More surf…..

The team of Dr. Ken, Roy Churchwell and Carrie went out into the field despite the relatively cold weather. They were out for hours and Carrie came back chilled. They were out to study shorebirds in the flats of the delta to help determine what and where they are eating.

Roy, Carrie and Ken returned chilled from a cold day in the field.
Roy, Carrie and Ken returned chilled from a cold day in the field studying shorebirds.
Roy usually cleans his gun with his eyes open!
Roy usually cleans his gun with his eyes open!

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