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Sunnyside High School

Our time at UA Sky School has been a fascinating and wonderful experience. We have learned so much in the fields of science such as ecology, astronomy, and geology. Beginning with the first day here, we noticed things we usually don’t anywhere else. The hikes we went on made it fun to learn about arthropods,

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Gregory School – Student Experiences

The Gregory School spent several days investigating the natural wonders of the ecosystem surrounding us here at Sky School. The following are selections from student reflections that highlight some of their experiences: My experience at sky school was amazing! I would honestly do it all over again in a second and I’m sad that my

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The Pollinator Posse

At School Sky, we researched the relationship between plant diversity and pollinator diversity. We observed the wild geranium which is a purple flower native to Mt. Lemmon. We saw many types of bees, flies, beetles, ants, wasps, and butterflies that landed on the flowers. Our team did not find a correlation between plant diversity and

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We’re the Schist, Don’t Take Us for Granite

Over the past few days we have hiked, viewed Tucson from a new perspective, looked at rocks, looked at more rocks, and looked at even more rocks. One overzealous group member, known for his crisp, blow dried pants, REALLLLLLY enjoyed using the hydrochloric acid on the limestone, and watching the resulting CO2 bubbles fizz. We

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Adventures at mt. Lemmon

This is The Bushwhackers aka Small Bladders reporting! All day yesterday we pretty much bushwhacked. That means going off trail and climbing through the terrain to find springs and collect data. We didn’t find a spring, but we did fall a lot and get a lot of splinters. We also took some quiet time to

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Flowing Wells – Day 3 morning – Starlight Perspectives

Last night was the first time we ever saw the physical form of a galaxy along with 4 other objects. It really provided us with some new perspective.  We also got to see the telescope used for the Catalina Sky Survey, and Carson answered all our questions about near earth objects (mostly informed by the movie

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Flowing Wells Day 2 – Afternoon

Silent Falling Tree (SFT) (Pronunciation: SfffffftttttT) We are from Flowing Wells High School, here at Sky School. Within our group, there is Mushroom (our teacher back in Tucson), Shrugs, Mulch, Sly, Lichen, Gimpy and Sandy Clay Loam (our Sky School Instructor). Today, we wandered around a bit and made observations to get us thinking about

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Flowing Wells Day 2 – Morning

It takes a true student to be bold Sky School’s really cold Sky School has been fun The trip has been full of really stupid puns The rocks up here are gneiss Too bad we’re sleeping with mice The hanta virus makes me think twice That junk messes with your brain It’ll make me go

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Flowing Wells Day 1

TeamHungry “Look at us, we’re Rapping” We succinctly observed some sandy soil Mica shines bright like aluminum foil Meadow Loop hike put us through turmoil The fiddle heads of ferns had quite the coil Along our way, we came across some Ponderosa Pine On the trail the soil was MIGHTY FINE The scenery was quite

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Ecoflow represent: Flowing Wells High School

Our first day at Sky School was rad. We learned so much, including: palm trees are a type of grass, not trees, and about photosynthesis and the adaptations in leaves that prevent water loss. On our way up the mountain, we investigated the effect of altitude on plant area density. We weren’t able to come

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