Elementary School Reference

I just received this e-mail tonight.  I was at Mill Creek School this morning.

Mr. Belliveau:
On behalf of Mill Creek Elementary School, we’d like to thank you for your fun yet educational presentation today.  My son loved the hovercraft and the liquid nitrogen trick where the balloon blew up.  A lot of what you discussed coincided with what many classrooms were directly learning in their Science classes right now!
I liked how you were able to make your presentation work for not only for the littler audience members but also increase the difficulty level for the older kids.  You kept the kids entertained and
interested for the entire presentation and that’s really hard to do!
Thanks again for your time and “positive energy” !
Melanie Gayton
Co-Assemblies Coordinator
Mill Creek Elementary School

 

Science workshop and Science Fair Shows

This first week of January, 2015 has a gifted 5th grade science workshop.   This marks the 7th year in a row I have been at this school and the secretary and a handful of teachers know me.   Always a pleasure to see the “light” go on in students when the discover how an electric motor works.

Later this week I will be performing 2 assemblies to kick off the Science Fair at a school.   Students will get their science fair packet at the end of the school day and will be encouraged to participate in the science fair.    I also love to see the enthusiam of the students who are eager to get started.

Astronomy and my Dad

I used to own a big and heavy 10″ relfecting telescope that was 4′ long mounted on a heavy EQ mount.   I used to love to bring it with me when I visited my parents house outside Cincinnati.    On one visit my dad told me he and a neighbor where keeping notes on sunrises and sunsets.   Today, January 4 has the latest sunrise of the year.    A few years later my mom and dad took an astronomy class design for seniors in Arizona (my dad was 84 at the time).   This is his chart.

Latest sunrise is not December 21