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The science community at UC Berkeley is delighted to celebrate science with the Flat Stanley Project! Flat Stanley visits lots of Cal scientists to learn about their research. Follow his adventures as he travels around campus from lab to lab and out into the field — exploring all kinds of scientific pursuits!
I arrived at Cal from Mrs. Costello’s 5th grade class at Havens Elementary School. My Science@Cal adventure took me far from the UC Berkeley campus, all the way to the CDMS underground laboratory at Soudan, Minnesota. The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) underground lab searches for unseen ‘dark matter’ particles in our universe. These particles are called ‘dark matter’ because they do not reflect light.
Mrs. Jepsen's 4th grade class sent me on a second visit to the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. I learned many new things!
Join me, Flat Stanley, as I visit the Space Sciences Laboratory in Berkeley, CA! I impress them with my knowledge of outer space, and tried to be useful during my visit. They study comet dust returned by NASA’s spacecraft “Stardust.” They have samples of actual outer space material and look at it with sophisticated microscopes to see what is in it.
I’m so lucky! Two classes sent me to the University of Hawai’i, Manoa! Mr. Morrow’s 4th grade class sent me on this adventure.
Benjamin at Wildwood Elementary School sent me on a trip to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, where over 100 researchers work studying the evolution and ecology of birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. I really enjoyed looking at MVZ’s 640,000+ skeletons, skins, eggs, and nests.
Mrs. Roine’s 5th grade class at Havens Elementary School sent me to meet some chemists at UC Berkeley. Melanie and Jason invited me in to their laboratory, where they study all kinds of things like how to use plants to make fuel and how to use metals to do chemistry.
I come from Ms. Krogh’s 2–3rd grade class at Havens Elementary School, and I had quite a day with Jann Vendetti, a graduate student in the University of California Museum of Paleontology! I toured the UCMP's teaching collections and experienced what a “Principles of Paleontology” lab is like.
I come from Miss Chace’s 2nd grade class at Havens Elementary School, and I visited the UC Museum of Paleontology to meet Lupe, a young Columbian mammoth that used to live in California 12,000 years ago. Back then, mammoths like Lupe lived through out California with other mammals that are now extinct, like Saber Tooth Tigers. Fossils of Lupe were found in 2005 on the riverbank of the Guadalupe River in San Jose.
I come from Mrs. Adams’ 2nd grade class at Havens Elementary School. Today, I visited the University of California Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley to learn about fossils.
Hi! I arrived at Cal from Mrs. Costello’s 5th grade class at Havens Elementary School, and my Science@Cal adventure took me to the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, run by UC Berkeley. The first day of my visit I did some fieldwork with Michal Shuldman. She is one of the graduate student in the Dawson Lab and she studies the plant Heteromeles arbutifolia (also called toyon). The Dawson Lab studies plants, especially plants that have wood such as redwood trees and oak trees.