In 1989, the city of San Francisco was rocked by the Loma Prieta earthquake. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked the World Series (which was going on at the time), killed 63 people, and caused $10 billion dollars in damage. Exactly 22 years later, San Francisco has experienced not one, but two earthquakes on the anniversary of Loma Prieta. At 8:16 PM, San Francisco was hit by a 3.9 earthquake; six hours earlier, the city was hit by a 4.0 earthquake.
Of course, San Francisco is no stranger to earthquakes. Every weird animal behavior is believed to be an earthquake warning. San Francisco shakes pretty often; after all,it’s not New York. San Franciscans know their quakes, and they remember Loma Prieta. I have no doubt that the shaking earth on the anniversary of one of the most devastating earthquakes in the history of the city had more than a few people worried about what might happen.
These don’t seem like aftershocks, or just small self-contained quakes to me. I’m no geologist, but if I was in San Francisco, I’d update my earthquake preparedness kit, because there might be a big one coming soon. That may not be true, but it’s definitely how I’d be feeling if I was in the city by the bay.
High Touch High Tech of the Bay Area provided a scientist Discover Camp at Union City, CA. Operated by Union City Leisure Services, the theme for 2011-2012 was crime fighting “Biology Brad” led the kids through fingerprinting, blood typing, and biological sleuthing with “Forensic Fun” and “Bonkers For Blood.”
The kids lifted fingerprints and typed them, made lip prints, modeled the blood barrier with a density bottle, made simulated blood to take home, and even performed a blood typing puzzle! The campers ranged in grade from 1st through 6th, and everyone learned a lot and had a terrific time.
High Touch High Tech has served Union City Leisure Services’ Discover Camp for three years in a row. The campers are always excited when the scientist arrives with TOTALLY FUN, TOTALLY HANDS-ON science activities! Many thanks to Ms. Ashley “Pecan” Blank for her tireless coordination and support for rigorous science education.
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During a recent Super Science birthday party provided by Biology Brad from High Touch High Tech of the San Francisco Bay Area, birthday boy Joe erupted a volcano that went sky high! The birthday party took place in Concord, CA and the volcano erupted 6 feet high – twice the height of the birthday boy!
“It was great to see the children having such a great time without having to run around like maniacs!! Everyone was raving about you after you left………I think it was nice for the parents to see their kids actually doing something constructive at a party, I am so glad I found your website and booked you up!!! Joe got lots of really good presents today but the only one that has kept his interest all day is the one you gave him, he is fascinated by it and has shown everybody who has come to the house today.” Mrs. Nicola Bell (parent of birthday child).
High Touch High Tech birthday parties provide 75-minutes of non-stop hands-on science fun for the birthday child and friends. All parties consist of hands-on experiments for all children, a science certificate for each child and a fun science gift for the birthday child.
To schedule your next birthday party with Biology Brad, visit his website at www.ScienceMadeFunSFBA.net or contact him via email at info@ScienceMadeFunSFBA.net.
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