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...
Young Astronauts at Imagine That

Young Astronauts at Imagine That

We had a great week exploring space and learning what it takes to be an astronaut. We changed some of the activities from NASA’s Mission X to design a different exercise activity for each day of camp. We had a supply run relay, a hopping challenge, a balance...
Crime Solving at Imagine That

Crime Solving at Imagine That

We had a smaller group for our CSI camp, so we did a few things we haven’t done with the larger groups. We separated the DNA from some strawberries and designed some double-helix structures while discussing the matching proteins in DNA. Also on the biology...
This week at Imagine That

This week at Imagine That

We are both excited and sad to see this school year draw to an end. It has been an amazing journey working with all our students here. We’ve reminded you of Zoom times, even when you didn’t want to go, and helped with homework. We’ve watched...

Martian Clouds

If you haven’t seen them yet, check out the photos of clouds on Mars taken by Curiosity. Clouds are a rare occurrence on Mars as the atmosphere is very thin. Most clouds form near the equator at the coldest time of the Martian year, but NASA noticed clouds...