Brainssss!!!!

Brainssss!!!!

This weekend we dissected a sheep’s brain. Dissection is a great way to encourage interest about anatomy and to learn a little more about yourself. We got our specimen’s from Home Science Tools for those interested in trying dissection for themselves. When...
Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed

Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed

This past weekend was Johnny Appleseed’s birthday, so we’ve been reading about apples all month. We made a fun project with apples this week too. We created apple dolls, from the book The Apple Doll by Elisa Kleven. This is the story of a girl who is...

September Science News

Get ready for more amazing pictures from space. The James Webb telescope will launch this December. This telescope was first conceived three decades ago. It was conceived as a telescope to capture light from the first galaxies, but now scientists are trying for more....
Leaf Chromatography

Leaf Chromatography

Happy Fall! To celebrate the changing of the leaves, we have been making leaf rubbings all week. It’s fun to place a leaf under a sheet of paper and rub over it with a crayon to see the texture of the leaf. This gives you a great way to remember your leaf and...
Finding DNA at Vacaville’s Imagine That

Finding DNA at Vacaville’s Imagine That

We like to do activities each weekend at Imagine That. We’ve played with pulleys, vacuums, painted and built marshmallow launchers all in the past month. Each Sunday we also play with slime. This weekend was no different. We’ve been talking about...
Rube Goldberg at Imagine That!

Rube Goldberg at Imagine That!

For Labor Day this year, we here at Vacaville’s Imagine That thought it would be fun to explore the scientific meaning of work and how simple machines help get work done. In physics, work happens when an effort or force is used to move a mass over a distance. So...

August Science News

There have been lots of scientific investigations this summer, and not just at our summer camps. Several interesting pieces of news have recently come to light. A giant tortoise was filmed hunting and chasing baby birds. Most don’t think of tortoises as...
STEAM Storytime at Imagine That

STEAM Storytime at Imagine That

This week, we held our first STEAM storytime. We are offering storytimes Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 11. Each storytime will have a welcoming song, a story, a song or movement tie-in and a science or art themed activity. This month we are reading the...

Perseid Meteor Shower

Don’t forget the Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the best meteor showers of the year peaks this week. Although it starts in late July and will continue through mid-August, tonight and early tomorrow morning are some of the best times for viewing. The moon...
Superhero Camp at Imagine That

Superhero Camp at Imagine That

We had a great week learning about the science of superheroes. We started out learning about how animals see the world and making a picture to compare what humans see to the vision of animals. Did you know that while dogs see less colors than we do, birds can see a...