I’d like to introduce you to Jayne and Jessica, the Saskatchewan Science Centre’s GO! science Explorers:
As you can see, they are made out of crayon. As you can imagine, this isn’t a real portrait of the two (Jayne’s arms aren’t quite that long in real life). This is, in fact, part of a thank you card sent by a student from Alameda. Jayne and Jessica actually received a whole bunch of thank you cards:
Isn’t that so nice? Jayne and Jessica, and their supervisor Clinton, loved each and every card. They’ve been passed around much of the office as well — we like fan mail!
So, what is GO! science? It’s the Saskatchewan Science Centre outside of the Science Centre. If you are from a school or community group, you can give us a call and Jayne and Jessica will come out and teach your kids some science.
Alameda school got to learn about about momentum, gravity and friction through making model roller coasters in a workshop called Thrill Rides. They also got to see the Cotton Candy Show, where they learned about the chemistry behind the sugar molecule and the biology of how the human body processes sugar. Then, they got to eat cotton candy! These workshops are a great way to teach science in a fun way, and science and fun are our specialty!
Here are just a few more of these fantastic cards. Check out the roller coaster:
And this awesome picture of cotton candy:
As always, there are more pictures in the Flickr set!
Interested in seeing the GO! science Explorers for yourself? You don’t have to be a teacher — they can come out for your town’s sports day or fair this summer, or a family reunion with lots of kids! Or really any event where you think we could entertain with science. To find out more, give Clinton a call at 791-7955 in Regina, or toll-free 1-800-667-6300 (extension 5).
Oh, and here are what Jayne and Jessica really look like:
See? Much shorter arms!