Lisa Justice

Explorit: Ready for the Big Day of Giving

The clock is ticking, counting down to midnight on Tuesday, when Explorit and nearly 400 other nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region will come together for a 24-hour celebration of charitable giving and the wonderful work nonprofits are doing in our community. Through the GiveLocalNow campaign, online donations made to Explorit during this Big Day […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Turning Earth Day into Earth Year

Much of Davis celebrated Earth Day this past Tuesday, but since this planet sustains us year-round, one day of appreciation just doesn’t seem like enough. Here are a few easy ways we can keep celebrating Earth Day and making healthy choices for our world all year round. Meatless Mondays: Even if you’re a committed carnivore, […]

April 25, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science and sunshine at Explorit’s Summer Camps

Registration for Explorit’s popular Summer Science Camps is off to a roaring start. Camps are filling up, so register now to secure a spot in your first choice. For 10 weeks this summer, Explorit’s facility in Mace Ranch Park, 3141 Fifth St., will be home base for a variety of inquiry-based, hands-on science explorations by […]

April 18, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Egg-speriment highlights buoyancy

Does an egg float in water? If you think so, why? If not, can you make it float? What do you think it would take? Let’s try an experiment to find out. You will need: a raw egg, two glasses of water, a measuring cup, a spoon, salt and a food scale. Start by filling […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Floating and sinking — water’s wonderful properties

Can a paper clip float on water? If you think so, why? Is it light enough, or is there another reason? If not, why not? What would cause it to sink? Let’s try an experiment to find out what happens when paperclip meets water. You will need: some paperclips, a cup or bowl of water, […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Try this experiment to hear astounding sounds

You hear a sound in the distance and turn your head. Where did it come from? And how did it get from its source to your ears? It’s invisible, after all. Here’s an activity to try at home that just might help you figure it out. You will need a pair of scissors, some string, […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science for Girl Scouts and more

If you’ve got a Brownie Girl Scout at home, you won’t want to miss Explorit’s Home Scientist Brownie Badge Day on Sunday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. While exploring science, participating girls will fulfill all requirements to earn the Home Scientist badge and will begin the Brownie Quest Journey. Science is all […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science and romance of the full moon

The full moon anticipated for Friday night coinciding with Valentine’s Day will have those of a romantic bent swooning, but could there be an underlying scientific cause for our association of a full moon with romance? We know that the moon exerts some influence over the natural world by the way its gravitational pull regulates […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Birthday parties are back at Explorit

It’ll be a whole year of happy birthdays and un-birthdays for everyone as Explorit brings back its popular birthday party programs. Celebrate your special day by spending a delightful weekend morning with your best buddies at Explorit this year! Whether you’re looking for a fun space to host your own party or a dynamic presentation […]

January 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Visualize the weather with a vortex in a bottle

We’ve been hearing a lot about the polar vortex that’s freezing most of the country right now, but what is a vortex? It has to do with the way the air and the moisture in it are moving. To make your own vortex at home and see for yourself what’s happening, you’ll need two 2-liter […]

January 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: What a year it was for science

The year 2013 saw a number of discoveries, innovations and developments from all over the realm of science. For example, after nearly 35 years of travel, Voyager 1 was confirmed as the first man-made object to leave our solar system, and the sun’s magnetic field flipped upside down. Researchers in the United Kingdom discovered the […]

January 03, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Donors, volunteers make for a great 2013

As the year draws to a close, Explorit Science Center would like to thank all the donors and volunteers who helped bring hands-on science fun to our community in 2013. The generosity of the Health Plan of San Joaquin has allowed us to prepare to offer some health education Family Science Nights in San Joaquin […]

December 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science selfies commemorate 2013

Oxford Dictionaries has chosen “selfie” as its 2013 word of the year. Each year the folks at Oxford Dictionaries select a word to add to the lexicon that rose to prominence in common parlance in the previous 12 months. It doesn’t need to be a new word; “selfie,” in fact, has been in use for […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explorit: Lots of ways to give to science center this season

Calling all talented craftspeople, scientists and artists! Have you been looking for a way to share your special skill with the public? Then look no further; Explorit Science Center would like to invite you to consider sharing that talent to inspire future generations of scientists, musicians and artists. We’d like to host public mini weekend workshops, […]

December 13, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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