Welcome!

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The Explorers are made up of around 30 (depending on football season, soccer season, baseball season, cheerleading, and who happens to be in the drama club at the moment!) fifth grade students at an elementary school in Huber Heights, Ohio. All club members share an interest in exploring science and nature through direct experiences such as experiments, projects, and special activities.

The Explorers are overseen by Mr. Rick Ramsey, a 3rd grade teacher at the school. He established the group for students who have a desire to investigate the world around them. The group’s purpose is to give members a deeper understanding of the wonders of science and nature.

Here on our site, our most recent activities are highlighted just below, while a longer list of recent activities appears at the bottom of this home page. For a full list of stories about our meetings, click on Articles in the drop-down Resources menu at the top of this page. Also in the Resources menu is a choice for links to many science-oriented sites. Photo galleries of our activities can be found in the Galleries menu above.

Have a look around, and thanks for visiting!

Wet Volcanoes

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Our group wrapped up another year of science investigation with the now-traditional Explorers finale: launching streams of soda pop high into the air.

Tie-Dye With a Twist

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In May the Explorers learned that sometimes “permanent” ink really isn’t, and they found that this can be exploited to make some pretty cool designs on fabric.

The Power of a Puff of Air

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In May the Explorers found that air not only is made of matter, it has enough power to launch a “rocket” to an impressive height.

A Gorge-ous Place For a Walk

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On a beautiful spring morning in April, several of the Explorers met for a hike through Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.

A Trip Through Time and Space

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In March the Explorers visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force outside of Dayton, Ohio, to learn about the early days of the manned space program and the ways—and reasons—that astronauts landed on the moon.

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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  • Temperature: 71.6 °F / 22 °C
  • Wind: West-Northwest, 11.5 mph
  • Pressure: 1008 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 69 %
  • Visibility: 16.1 km
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Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:58