Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Math Bus travels to eastern Arizona and New Mexico

 At the Round Valley Boys & Girls Club, Eagar, AZ. The pvc pipe dodecahedron is always a big hit!

 Bruce and Gary at the Very Large Array, on the way to Socorro, NM.

 The Math Bus in front of one of the radio telescopes at the VLA -- it looks so small in comparison (those things are huge!).

The first day of school at Edgewood Elementary!
Ms. Cordova's class at Edgewood Elementary School (Edgewood, NM) with the Math Bus.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bruce painting the bus in anticipation of its trip to Albuquerque next week.

 Dolly paints the words "Arizona Mathematics Road Show" -- copper on green.
Almost Done!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June visits by the Math Bus

At Mansfield Park Pool opening
with the harmonograph
 In early June, the Math Bus helped Parks and Rec open the Mansfield Pool and also appeared at the Children's Museum for a "Science Sunday." Here are some photos we took of our fun!

Playing with liquid nitrogen
and balloons

 A sound experiment
at the Children's
Museum with cornstarch
and water.

Balloon dodecahedrons
are always a big hit!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bruce Bayly joined our Pumpkin Toss colleague Brian Lapham (that's him and Nola in all their Steampunk glory to the right) at the Comic-Con in Phoenix over the Memorial Day weekend. He took the Pueblo Magnet High School's winning trebuchet with him to inspire interest in the 2012 Tucson Pumpkin Toss. Here are some photos he sent back!

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Taking the Math Bus on the road

From May 13th to l7th, Bruce Bayly and Dolly Spalding traveled to Prescott and Lake Havasu City. Due to a generous grant (Grants that Make a Difference) from Unisource Energy, we were able to visit five schools: in Prescott, Lincoln Elementary with third graders; in Lake Havasu City we went to Thunderbolt Middle School (8th grade) and Jamaica, Oro Grande and Smoketree elementary schools (6th grade). We met hundreds of eager, attentive, respectful, curious students who welcomed us into their multi-purpose rooms and gyms. We all had a lot of fun and learned some fascinating science facts and concepts!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The bus visits Wakefield Elementary School

Science Night at Wakefield was a success.
The free-standing arch is always a big hit!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pumpkin Toss 2012 Website

The Tucson Pumpkin Toss now has its own website:  Mark your calendars for Sunday October 28, 2012!  After the successful first annual Tucson Pumpkin Toss, we are already getting excited for this year's event.  It's never to early to start prototyping your trebuchet to see if you can top last year's results.