What an amazing day at Charlo Elementary School. We started off with the little ones, who could not control their excitement over our Best in Show exhibit. We dissected lots of brains and eye balls, and they used our awesome new yellow goggles to look at our flies with glowing brains. We set up our Big Sky Big Brain right inside the doorway so students got to walk through the brain tunnel as they came into the exhibit. They explored to find any injuries to the Big Brain, they diagnosed what was giving our nose the sniffles, and put organs back in our friend Anna-Body. Our Motion pieces are always a hit, with students exploring how torque from a bicycle wheel can turn them and talking about Coriolis effect using our Turn Table. As usual, a big favorite was learning about orbits by sending lots of pennies and marbles down the Gravity Well.
Family science night was a blast with over 180 people! Kids of all ages spent time enjoying and learning about so many aspects of science, and even got to talk to our friend, Steph Gillin, a wildlife biologist on the Flathead Reservation. She brought lots of pelts and skulls, and was showing off her cool new app about wildlife on the Reservation. In addition to the 180 people at Family Science Night, we had 247 people during day field trips, totaling 445 people in one day.
Even though it was a quick day, we really enjoyed being in Charlo and sharing our awesome Best in Show exhibit. Thanks to Ginger and her family for all their help, and to the whole Charlo community for welcoming us to your school. And thank you to the Charlo School 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the Big Sky Brain Project for powering this tour stop.