Posted by: D. Rand | January 9, 2017

Take Apart Labs! Volunteers Needed!

Please sign up for 2017 Annual Take Apart Labs!!
YOU DO NOT NEED ANY EXPERIENCE TO HELP US! Our annual Take Apart Labs provide an opportunity for all of our students to work as engineers to take an everyday item apart and find out what is inside. Students use real tools, safety goggles and a study guide, along with you, to help focus student attention. We need at least five adults per class to make this opportunity available! We need YOU!

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Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

s132e0122083iss-flyover-dave-walker-uk-composite-e1465732981605Every so often, you can see the ISS in your night sky. To us on Earth, it looks like a bright star moving quickly above the horizon. So how do you know when you can see the ISS pass overhead?

NASA has a great tool to help – the Spot the Station program lets you sign up to receive alerts to let you know when the ISS will be visible from your location – anywhere in the world.You can get also sign up for alerts via email or text message. Typically, alerts are sent out a few times each month when the station’s orbit is near your location. Visit the Spot the Station website here to sign up, and view a list of upcoming sighting opportunities.


Posted by: D. Rand | September 28, 2016

GEHMS Ecologists Explore a New England Pond!

Posted by: D. Rand | May 24, 2016

Rock Quarry Comes to GEHMS!

Posted by: D. Rand | May 23, 2016

GEHMS Geologists Sample Simpson Rock Quarry


Posted by: D. Rand | May 19, 2016

Brown Trout Released into Blackledge River!


Good-bye trout…enjoy the cool temperatures, good food, shelter, shade, and clean water! This is your home!



Looking to see what the trout will eat for lunch!

eclipse-partial-4-14-2014-fred-espenak-sq Bell Family Astronomers what the lunar eclipse!

September 27 2015 – A lunar eclipse was viewed from Glastonbury, CT! Thank you to the Bell family for sending this wonderful photo of their family enjoying this spectacular astronomical event!

Posted by: D. Rand | March 23, 2015

GEMS NASA Team Aims GAVRT Instruments at Deep Space!

Congratulations! CT kids worked in the GEMS science lab to take control of an 850,000 pound NASA Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) located in California! Students connected with NASA scientists via a laptop in the lab to aim the 34-meter radio telescope dish into deep space and collect data emitted from a Black Hole. “We actually saw it move, shouted one excited student!”

A big “Thank you!” goes to NASA and our friends at the Deep Sky Network in California!

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Posted by: D. Rand | March 23, 2015

GEMS Weather Report 3/20/15

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