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April 7, 2011

Students learn from the sky and under the ground

The Mulvane Math and Science Club traveled to Hutchinson last Saturday. They spent the morning at math science studentsthe Kansas Cosmosphere, where they attended a showing of "Tornado Alley" at the IMAX theater.

After lunch at Montana Mike's, the group moved on to the Kansas Underground Salt Museum. They took the complete guided tour of the mine where the whole mining process was explained. They visited the storage vault (note the picture of the students next to Dorothy, the data gathering device from the movie "Twister"). They also took the “Dark Ride” and the new train ride which covers over 2000 feet of old mining tracks. Members purchased salt water taffy at the gift shop and got to pick out a free souvenir salt block.

 Math and Science Club members attending (pictured 102 1180) were Austin Howell, Mark Janzen, Jon Brooks and Dillon Shipman, along with their fearless leader, Uwe Conrad. Not able to make the trip, but attending in spirit was Nancy Ayers, co-sponsor of the club. Also sharing the day were adjunct instructor Chad Killblane and several of his physical science students.