To Infinity and Beyond, WESO 2019 Orientation to the Pioneer Planetarium

Wednesday evening, May 1st
Pioneer High School

5:30-6:00     2nd grade student competitors

6:10-6:40     3rd grade student competitors

6:50- 7:20   4th grade student competitors

7:30-8:00    5th grade student competitors

These workshops will be held in the Planetarium for student competitors ONLY! Parents and coaches should come prepared to wait for your team members outside in the hall. 

The presentation will be grade level specific with the purpose of helping the students to get used to how to orient themselves so that they can identify objects they see in the sky-dome.
The planetarium is located on the second floor of PHS close to the 7th street doors (West). 
Parking is available at the other end of the building by the Flagpole entrance (East),close to Main Street.
The entrance is on the 1st floor, so you will have to use a stairwell to get to the 2nd floor. 
We will have a few people helping in the hallwayto direct you to the Planetarium.
 It is a long walk, so please plan an extra 10 minutes before the workshop is
scheduled. As with most planetariums, once the room is darkened late participants will not be admitted.
 
The WESO Board

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions

There will be Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions available at the following locations and times. A SignUp Genius can be found here.

Each school can sign up its 4th grade team for one slot, and one slot for 5th grade.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
3300 Lorraine
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
3300 Lorraine
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM -8:30 PM
Tappan Middle School Cafeteria
2251 E. Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Updated GENE-ius Team Workshop slides

Q: Hello, First time coach here, fumbling my way through. I am watching the GENE-ius workshop and when answering question re: using the Codon chart, 13:55 into the workshop video, there is question about a mutation in the gene sequence. The amino acid sequence is identified as “methionine, leucine, tryptophan, tryptophan, glutamic acid, glutamic acid, stop.” The way I am reading it, there is only one glutamic acid before the Stop. Could you please check that for me? I just want to make sure I am understanding it correctly and that I teach the kids correctly. I think there is an error in the answer given. If I am mistaken, then I apologize, and I will need some further clarification on how to read the sequence. Thank you!! 

A: Thank you for your comment.  You are correct.  The correct amino acid sequence resulting from the mutation is Met-Leu-Trp-Trp-Glu-Stop. I am unable to modify the video from last year but the corrected pdf of the PowerPoint used during the presentation has been posted here.

In Bloom Workshops: Adaptations

Please join us for a workshop at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. This workshop will focus on adaptations, and students will be guided through the indoor gardens and make a small terrarium to take home with them.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Click here to sign up your team for this workshop.

In Bloom Workshops: Flowers and Seeds

Please join us for a workshop at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The workshop will cover flowering plants, seeds, and pollination

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Click here to sign up your team for this workshop.