Sit. Rep. #39: Water & Food

1- Tonight is a really good night to observe Venus.  Venus will be in the southwestern sky at dusk in the constellation of Taurus the bull.  She will follow Aldaberan over the western horizon at about 11 pm.     This time of year Venus is called an “evening star”.  Venus is a planet and is … Read more

Sit. Rep. #38: Horse vs Hiker

“I don’t think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we’d go from Eastern Standard Time to the Twilight Zone.”    Pandemic Humor?  1- Ever rode a bike?   What safety precautions do you take?  Here is a link to Google Docs with a more complete and downloadable list; Biking Safety Check List. Helmet, Ride single … Read more

Sit. Rep. #31: Clean & Sharp

 I will keep putting posers out there.  Doable questions for Scouts.  The ones that take smart Scout Answers. 1- Parallel Circuits:  R1 & R2 are in a circuit parallel to each other.  Because both components are connected directly to the voltage source, the voltage across them will be the same.     This voltage will … Read more

Sit. Rep. #30: Watch, Don’t Touch!

Hi,  We have several things dangling.  Let’s tackle a couple. 1- We looked at parallel & series electrical circuits.  Different things happen in each type of circuit.  We will look at both.  Current is measured in Amps.   Example –  2 Resistors in Series:  R1 & R2     There is only one path for the … Read more