Students present the Solar System

Students present the Solar System

Spring semester 2022. Students in grades 3-8 each created their own books about the Solar System – our Sun, Moon, and planets.  Distilling their learning over the semester, they illustrated each celestial body and wrote many telling facts about each, in fine cursive....
Metal that’s hot and “cold” at the same time

Metal that’s hot and “cold” at the same time

“Cool” experiment in science grades 6-8: Vince and 6 students took 3 pieces of aluminum, one coated with clear nail polish (A), into the bright sunlight. Of course, the bare metal (B and C) gets hot… but looks quite cold in thermal radiation, which we measured with...
Science teacher at the top

Science teacher at the top

We’re happy that Vince Gutschick, our Board Chair, teacher, and Deputy Treasurer, has been cited as standing in the current top 2% of scientists in the world.  A study at Stanford University analyzed all the scientific publications up to 2019.  Vince’s 67...

Our new Science Club sucks the air of out of a sphere

New this academic year is the Science Club! This week, the students engaged with Dr. Vince Gutschick, teacher and Board Chair, who (literally) rolled out our vacuum pump, along with a large bell jar, several balloons, and a small Magdeburg sphere.  We watched as a...
Flashy science

Flashy science

Literally.  We do lots of experiments in grades 6-8 science. Girls love explosions as much as boys, it seems.  Here are two experiments with flashes. As an 8-year-old boy, Lou Ellen and Vince’s son, David, now an LCA Board member, bought a huge electrical...