Yesterday, Team Insanity took a night hike with the class to see the city lights of Tucson. Maddie, Marina, Beatrice, Lauren, Sam, and Sophie used this time to become “one” with their “inter-untiverse.” We also learned that the city lights are kept dim so that astronomers can more easily see the night sky.
While up on the mountain we have also seen indescribable views.
We enjoyed learning about dendrochronology. Tree rings can tell us about the climate a tree has lived in, including information about fires, the amount of water the tree received, and if it grew on an incline.
We listened to a presentation about light and learned that some animals can see different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Like that birds can see in ultraviolet! We also learned that infrared light can give us information about heat and cold.
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