How I Taught my Dog to Whistle, and Other Myths

Being organized and science minded I felt compelled to introduce a little science background before I began the actual lesson with Fido. So with a little showmanship I explained how whistling was a vibration of air molecules and with practice we could make different pitches and even whistle a tune! I then proceeded to demonstrate … More How I Taught my Dog to Whistle, and Other Myths

Giving the Gift of Aviation to the Next Generation

Wicks Forum 10-9-10, Highland, IL EAA 158 West Bend, WI Air Camp Presented by Paul Lupton PhD., CFII, Air Camp founder and retired director. Years ago a comedy routine had a sketch titled “If Socrates had a Piper Cub”. Complete with low flying aerial antics, it was a hilarious impression of how the introduction of … More Giving the Gift of Aviation to the Next Generation

Two More Science Experiments for Smarter Grandchildren

Last session the experiments involved making clay float, the diving eyedropper, air pressure, and the baking soda/vinegar fire extinguisher. This session will explore science with a little more thought provoking demonstrations. Experiment 1. Blue plus clear equals red??? Materials: Red cabbage, vinegar, baking soda, sauce pan, small bowls, misc. kitchen items.Step 1. Remove 5-6- cabbage … More Two More Science Experiments for Smarter Grandchildren

Four Science Experiments for Smarter Grandchildren

Experiment 1. Making Clay Float Materials: 2 ounces of modeling clay ($2 at Hobby Lobby), pan of water. Step1. Make clay into a ball. Show how it sinks. Step2. Reshape into a small boat, no leaks! It floats!!! Lesson: This illustrates the famous Archimedes Principle. Objects more dense than water sink; less dense they float. … More Four Science Experiments for Smarter Grandchildren

Aerospace Education for Critical Thinking

By Paul Lupton PhD. (Provided as a “Take Home” from Teacher Day at EAA Airventure 2010, Oshkosh, WI) As a retired educator, I am keenly aware of the public outcry against many governmental programs including education. From ignorance of US history, to math, to science, schools are often faulted for failing the grade. While Aerospace … More Aerospace Education for Critical Thinking