Lauritzen Gardens LEGO® Demonstration

Lauritzen Gardens LEGO® Demonstration
Invitation
Come Demo LEGO®s with Academy Science
at the Lauritzen Gardens Kickoff
Nature Connects: Art With LEGO® Bricks

LEGO® EV3 Robotics

LEGO® EV3 Robotics

Are You a LEGO® brainiac?!
Do you enjoy all kinds of LEGO®s?
Art, Robots, Science!
Would you like to experience what it is like at a demonstration?
Then contact us and plan to be there!

 

 

 

Academic@AcademyScience.us
402-541-7019. Michael, Cathy, Sebastian
Friday January 13th sometime between 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
Lauritzen Gardens 100 Bancroft Omaha NE
LEGO® is FUN!

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Lego Boost Demo

Lego Boost Demo

Lego Boost is going to turn all your Lego toys into programmable robots!

This is a must demo list item for the imaginative Lego minded brainiac (uh, where do I find one of those?)! – can’t wait to try one out!

AcademyScience explores all things science in the community and has FUN!

Lego Boost is the idea that Lego was overdue to debut. It’s a set of motors and programmable bricks that can work with existing Lego kits and turn them into motorized or motion-sensitive toys. And the app can record voice effects … so, yes, you can make your robot Lego-cat speak.

Lego Boost Demo

Lego Boost Demo

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.cnet.com/products/lego-boost/preview/

Michael or Cathy Hanus
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402-541-7019
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CEENBoT Robotics Invitation

Invitation …
To Explore Robotics FUN! – Are you interested in Robots?
– In using Robots in Games and Contests?

Come visit us! AcademyScience.us
We meet locally about once each week.

Phone: 402-541-7019 – email: academic@academyscience.us
We have FUN!

CEENBoT Robotics Invitation

CEENBoT Robotics Invitation

 

Michael or Cathy Hanus
academic@academyscience.us
402-541-7019
AcademyScience.us

#Iam4H @AcademyScience #CEENBoT #STEM

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Stress Relieving Dog

Sharing Your Life With a Dog Can Reduce Stress
Pets Help to Reduce Anxiety and Aid with Recovery
Humans have incredibly tough schedules, with long work hours, not enough sleep, and the growing responsibilities of every day life. There are estimates that one in every four among us has some form of mental disorder – primarily stress, and depression.

Stress Relieving Dogs

Stress Relieving Dogs

 

Not many take it as a sign of mental disorder, but prolonged stress and depression can have catastrophic effects on our well-being, and our mental abilities to stay focused and give proper attention to daily tasks. Some suggest one of the best remedies may be to get a pet dog or cat.

Research shows that pets, especially cats and dogs, are an excellent mood enhancer. There are numerous ways to reduce stress but pets have great advantages over many others.

Dogington Post, November 11, 2016.

Interested in Exploring Science in the Community?
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Air Ambulance Service Dog

Service dog rides in Ohio air ambulance with ex-soldier

TOLEDO, Ohio. Louis Belluomini exited from a parked ambulance at ProMedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania as he held a leash and said “side.” Less than a second later, Star, his service dog, went into a sitting position next to him and lay down.

“I don’t like the idea of being on medication for the rest of my life,” said Belluomini, who is a ProMedica Air and Mobile medic. “This was an opportunity to get off of those medications.”

Air Ambulance Service Dog

 

The 32-year-old was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD in 2009 after his time stationed with U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Completely unaware, it wasn’t until he returned home when his friends and family noticed he was having issues, including not wanting to be at home alone and other “weird little things.”

It was when he and his wife moved in together that he decided to take action.

Geoff Burns. Blade (Toledo, OH). November 6, 2016. picked up, republished by Military Times.
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/service-dog-rides-in-ohio-air-ambulance-with-ex-soldier

Interested in Exploring Science in the Community?
We meet weekly and we have FUN!

Michael or Cathy Hanus
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402-541-7019
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Therapy Dogs Motivation

Can Therapy Dogs Assist in Motivating Children on the Autism Spectrum?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most widely and deeply researched topics in child development as researchers constantly look for answers into not only its cause but the best way to treat the problematic symptoms of the disorder once diagnosed.
Effects of the various types of ASD include deficits in social communication and interaction, repetitive or restricted behavior, sensory issues and cognitive delays. These traits prevent children on the spectrum from performing or completing tasks in the same timeliness or fashion as other children.

Therapy Dog Motivation

Therapy Dog Motivation

Often, in order to get children with ASD to complete tasks, a reward-based system is implemented, where the child is given a toy or some other form of reward. But the offer of a reward doesn’t always guarantee completion of the task.

One Texas Tech University researcher is part of a team taking a unique look at this system by providing access to therapy dogs as the reward, allowing students who complete certain academic tasks to spend time with the pooch, with the hope that potential interaction further motivates them to complete those tasks.

Mhean Palisok. STRN. Texas Tech Today. TTU. October 28, 2016.
http://today.ttu.edu/posts/2016/10/autism-dogs

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Cancer Detecting Dogs

Meet The Cancer-Detecting Dogs Saving Lives One Sniff At A Time

In a small village outside of Milton Keynes, dogs of all ages and breeds are trained to sniff out cancer from thousands of samples, in a routine that will one day save lives.

At Medical Detection Dogs’ HQ, a major trial is underway where pets are taught to sniff out prostate cancer from urine samples provided by a local hospital. So far they have a 93% success rate.

Cancer Detecting Dogs

Cancer Detecting Dogs

 

 

The charity is also trialling whether breast cancer can be detected by dogs using something as simple as a breath sample.

 

 

Huffington Post. October 1, 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/medical-detection-dogs-sniffing-out-cancer_uk_57e9287ce4b004d4d8637b28

Doggy Dream Team

Meet The Cancer-Detecting Dogs Saving Lives One Sniff At A Time

Interested in Exploring Science in the Community?
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Michael or Cathy Hanus
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#Iam4H @AcademyScience #FLL #AnimalAllies #TherapyDog #Cancer

 

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OFD Dog

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) Omaha Fire Department will be announcing their newest addition on Wednesday morning: An arson dog named Alley.
Alley is coming to the department thanks to a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Arson Dog Program. The grant has covered the costs of acquiring Alley, and all associated training and travel expenses.

Fire Dept Dog

Fire Dept Dog

 

“This dog is not designed and not trained to go after people. It’s just designed to locate an odor and sniff that odor out,” said OFD Fire Investigator Dave Sobotka.

 

 

The First Responders Foundation is currently raising funds to cover the continued costs of training, vet care, certifications, and of course food. The press conference is set to begin Wednesday morning at 10:30 in the Omaha Fire Department Headquarters.

OFD Arson Dog. WOWT. August 31, 2016.
http://www.wowt.com/content/news/391879941.html

Interested in Exploring Science in the Community?
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Shout for STEM

AcademyScience supports STEM (STEAM) education.
Brief Simplified History.
Increasing Numbers.
Post World War II recovery brought much of the North American Continent a “Baby Boom.” Prior to this era, the focus of education often revolved around discussion and delivery of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. We considered ourselves successful if our next generation of youth managed these three subjects in a “satisfactory” manner.
The Challenge.
After rising up and evolving to meet the challenge of increasing population numbers of youth in the formal state administered education influx, we gradually applied the additional term “science of education” to the prior commanding practice in the “art of education.”
But How and Why?
How?
Physically growing educational infrastructure brought on increasingly standardized goals in educational delivery. Demands upon teachers’ time and qualifications increased. Flexibility of and accommodations in the delivery of the educational process forked into the development of increasing attention to delivery of teaching and reception in learning from the providers and consumers.
Why?
Progress in development of financial markets, focus on multi-national corporate growth and profit, and the increasing social cultural desire to see our youth gain an advantage in future success fueled education interests, growth and sophistication.
Fast forward …
Today it is increasingly important in the desires of many parents to support their children’s increasingly complex educational success in a local, national and global social financial market.

Teaching STEM

Teaching STEM

So Why the STEM?
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM is a grouping of educational materials that assist and focus youth and adults in learning and preparing for interaction in an increasingly challenging global social economic market.

 

AcademyScience.us
Here is one place in the maze where we fit in. Academy Science has adults that enjoy science and are STEM knowledgeable. We take the time to engage youth in STEM activities that are FUN. We take time to explore the creative side and apply Art to interested youth. We learn that Art is evolving and transforming STEM into STEAM.

Art releases more potential in people than any other educational discipline. Tom O.

So what do you do? If you are interested in engaging STEAM then contact Michael or Cathy Hanus at academic@AcademyScience.us
We look forward to visiting with and engaging you!

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Police Dog Handler

Police Dog Handler Presentation

Police Dog

Police Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AcademyScience.us a Nebraska 4-H Club, shares with the community!

Nebraska 4-H

Nebraska 4-H

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are preparing for our FLL First LEGO League “Animal Allies” themed research project.

FLL Animal Allies

FLL Animal Allies

 

 

 

 

 

 

People may be interested in knowing what role police dogs play in the community.
This Free presentation is scheduled for Monday, September 12 at 3:00 pm at our Academy Science 4-H Club meeting, Grace Community Church, 3434 N 204th St. Elkhorn, NE. Please park in the west lot and come through the double doors facing the lot.
Please contact us before coming out just in case the police dog is called away on an emergency.
In that case we will reschedule the presentation to a future date and notify the people with an interest we hear from.
RSVP will assist us in preparation for the event including numbers for snack.

Michael or Cathy Hanus
academic@academyscience.us
402-541-7019
AcademyScience.us
#Iam4H @AcademyScience #FLL #AnimalAllies #PoliceDog

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