At an exhibit at the Smithsonian, we saw this description.
"The general trend toward increased size in Pleistocene mammals, as seen in Castroides, may be due to "Bergmann's Rule": larger animals have less surface area relative to mass (weight), and lose less body heat in a cold environment."
This is one of the topics discussed in the ice class with surface to volume ratio.
Look at this flip book Kickstarter project!
During our stop motion 1 class, we discussed how some birds have to move their head to gain new visual information. We were recently at a farm and took this video of a chicken.
The next class is a continuation from last month with our home made flip books. This time we will talk more about stop motion animation and will use cameras. There are a few important notes for the next event!
Class will be at the Wells Branch Public Library.
15001 Wells Port Drive
Austin, TX 78728
We will have three (3) stations setup to take photographs. I tested a few ways to make stop motion, and the easiest and least expensive is with your smart phone. Please bring your phone and download Lapse It – free version available
(applehttp://goo.gl/BBj6G) (android http://goo.gl/M2XA6)
We will start setting up at 10:00am and begin class at 10:30.
We will have some supplies for making mini videos. Please feel free to bring your own.
Thanks everyone for coming! It was lots of fun making the videos.
Full write up: google doc
Basic site it up. All events will be posted here and the write ups for experiments as well. Check back often for updates. Plan to have the previous experiments posted by next month.