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Science Packet: Earth’s Temperature

Science Packet: Earth’s Temperature

Get this lesson: You can download the full packet here, or read a condensed version of this unit below. Worksheet: Download just the worksheet, or there’s a copy included in the packet. Overview:  The average temperature of the Earth (15 deg C) is what allows our...

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Science Packet: Earth’s Temperature

Snow science in our Winter Programs

We spend most of the winter in snow science programs, stoking student curiosity about snowmelt, snowpack, the temperature of snow, and more. There is so much to be studied when it comes to snow. One of the first questions we address with our students is: what is snow?...

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Science Packet: Earth’s Temperature

Understanding Sierra Nevada Snowmelt

During our winter programs, hundreds of students come to Donner Summit to study the snow-covered slopes in many different ways. We're grateful for the opportunity to help these students understand that snowpack and snowmelt not only impact us in winter, but have a...

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Science Packet: Earth’s Temperature

Bay School Winter 2020 Program Recap

This past week students from the Bay School came to the Clair Tappaan Lodge on Donner Summit to create original research projects around snow science in the Sierra Mountains. This trip not only kicked off their field intensive course on California ecology but also...

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SWOPE Students Work With Bird Feeders

SWOPE Students Work With Bird Feeders

As our fall programs begin to wrap up we wanted to share one special program with you. Students and teachers at the SWOPE Middle School of Reno, NV are using bird feeder systems to create projects around bird adaptation and natural selection. While we love using bird...

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