WorldO!Water

World O! Water is an annual event hosted by the City of Omaha at Lake Wehrspann, a large man-made lake in a dam retained waterway constructed by the Papilion Missouri NRD. This dam site has evolved into its characteristic biome over the years. AcademyScience.us researches, participates and demonstrates a water themed project every year at this event. This year youth in the science program researched the need for fresh, clean…

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NESciFest Earth Day Celebration

NESciFest Earth Day Celebration Who: ALL Are Welcome! Invitation  What: Free Academy Science Presentation  AcademyScience will present FREE indoor STEM related activities:  Autonomous Robots Demonstration  Computer Programming Demonstration  Game Pad controlled Robots  Four Force of Flight  Simple Model Airplane Building  Simple Model Rocket Building  Model Rocket Launch, weather and staff permitting.  Lunch and Snacks available while supplies last, Free Will Offering.  When: Saturday afternoon April 22 between hours 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Where:…

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Sharing with The Rose

Plastic Drastic! is a great theatrical performance organized and shown by The Rose. rose theater.org Academy Science AcademyScience.us joined The greenOMAHAcoalition keepomahabeautiful.org and The Nebraska Sierra Club sierranebraska.org in presenting and educating the community about The Science of Trash.   AcademyScience.us met the First Lego League Trash Trek Challenge in 2015, then went on to qualify for FLL Nebraska State Tournament in December. Team Academy then won some cool awards…

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Robot Engineering Projects

Robot engineering projects require attention to details … Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve is an engineering design method. First, Design and Build the Robot. Second, Discuss and Draft the Pseudocode. Third, Write the Code in the Computer Software Program. Fourth, Compile and Run the Computer Software Code on the Robot. The first time may not be perfect so we … Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve. Now, we see the Robot…

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Academy Science 2014 First Lego League Programming Camp

2014 FLL World Class Challenge! We will be ready! Academy Science Youth and volunteer Coaches like to “Get Our Game On” fast and furious! We are developing robot game strategy and programming the robot to complete missions autonomously here. Snacking on “Brain Food!” Time for “Presentation Showdown!” Which Presentation Plan is Best? Hold on! We are not done yet! There is Always Room for One More! It is Late! Good…

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Build a Lego Microscope

Academy Science has designed and built many Lego projects over the years. This one looks like it hits the science sweet spot. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/44370 Perhaps we can use the Lego microscope to further study our Daphnia project. http://academy.qualityone.us/2013/05/06/academy-science-participates-in-college-biology-lab-experiment/

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Valley Sesquicentennial

Valley is a town that is celebrating its official 150th year in existence over the weekend commencing August 15th. Valley established and grew along the Union Pacific Railroad line. When locomotives were steam engines, Valley was located at a point convenient to pull in and refill the locomotive steam boiler. Of course passengers would take a break from rail car adventure to visit amenities in the community. So grew an…

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USAF Space Weather Presentation

Today Major Jeffrey Gipson is USAF 2nd Weather Squadron Director of Operations at Offutt AFB. Major Jeffrey Gipson oversees the day-to-day operations of more than 120 squadron members at seven locations around the world providing continuous worldwide planning and execution decision assistance to the Joint warfighter. Maj Gipson directs operations for a $20-million solar telescope network and leads the DoD’s only real-time space weather prediction center monitoring the sun for…

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Academy Science DC West Robotics Presentation

FLL World Class Challenge

Academy Science enjoys robotics demonstrations. Today is a big day! We get to present to over one hundred middle school students! We are selecting two popular robot models for our presentation: Lego Education Mindstorms NXT and UNO PKI CEENBoT. We have a US First FLL First Lego League award winning robot engineering design and build for a solid robot structure to demonstrate today. This robot is well designed and outfitted…

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