The Heat is On

The Heat is On

We’re halfway through summer, and we’re all feeling the heat. Why fight it when you can investigate it? Learn the language of volcanoes, find fireballs in the sky and cook a treat with the Sun—high summer is the perfect time to experiment! Remember, your notebook is flammable, so take your notes carefully because this week is going to be lit!

The Science of Baking | Facebook Live

Discover the history—and science!—of baking Six Nations scones with Yotakahron Jonathan, a Mohawk Bear Clan woman and medical student from Six Nations of the Grand River.

Solar Oven S’mores

Ever wonder how much heat the Sun delivers? Get a taste of solar power by making s’mores in a solar oven that you’ve built. This ooey-gooey activity is sure to satisfy your curiosity—and your taste buds!

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Several different audio speakers.
Make a Flame Dance

Turn up the bass to experiment with sound vibrations. Light a candle and place it near speakers. Does the candle keep up with the beat? There’s only one way to make a flame dance, and that’s to get down!

Make a Flame Dance
An erupting volcano.
Unscramble the Volcano

Can you find magma in gmmaa? Make notlem molten? If so, this volcanic word jumble is just what you’re lkingoo for!

Volcano Jumble
A magnifying glass inspecting some foliage.
Fireball Watch

The Perseid meteor shower, peaking on August 11 and 12, is one of your best chances to see “shooting stars” this year. If you’re lucky enough to spot a big, bright fireball, share your observation with the American Meteor Society.

Report a Fireball

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