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Though our lease is ending, our creativity keeps going. The MESS Hall staff continues to bring math, engineering, science, and stuff to our area’s classrooms.
Introducing a new in-class program the MESS Hall is offering for Grades 3, 4, and 5. This program is grant-funded, to be made available to those who apply and are approved.
Through this program, receive kits that provide teachers with the initial materials necessary for a series of experiments. These can be done together for about an hour of integrated math, science, and engineering.
The current theme is “Water Works,” exploring water and its properties are an easy and affordable way to engage students in hands-on math, engineering, and science.
The Pensacola MESS Hall has options for science fun in your classroom! We now have virtual field trips in addition to in-person outreach. Depending on your district and school administration policy, our instructors can visit your classroom for a “hands-on” experience.
Registration is easy! Pick a date and program, and we’ll pencil you in to match the guidelines necessary!
Scientists working with NOAA have identified the jellyfish-like animal near Puerto Rico.
In 2015, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries research team filmed this bizarre-looking, translucent creature more than 2 miles below the surface using a remotely operated vehicle. Though similar in appearance to a jellyfish, in the phylum cnidaria (named for the stinging cells they use to capture prey), ctenophores are in their own phylum, Ctenophora. The name is descriptive of the “comb-like” cilia that line their body for swimming. Only 100 to 150 distinct species have yet been identified.
Read more on Fisheries.NOAA.gov
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When we think of a curve, we typically think of the locus—the set of points that make up the curve. In this activity, we defined the curve by its envelope—the set of lines that are tangent to the curve at each point.
The curve produced using two lines is called a hyperbola. A hyperbola is an open curve (unlike a circle or ellipse) whose arms extend to infinity. At large distances from the center, the hyperbola approaches the two lines that were our starting lines, called its asymptotes. However, it never intersects those lines.
(Hyperbola and hyperbole, meaning an exaggeration, both share the same Greek origin, translated directly as over (hyper) and throw (bola)
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