NSWA’s science-themed scavenger hunt
concluded on Sunday, August 9
Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners:
- First prize: Sally James @jamesian
- Second prize: Linnea Stavney @LinneaStavney
- Third prize: Chris Tachibana @ChrisTachibana
Players searched their houses, neighborhoods, and towns for examples of scientific concepts in eight categories, then submitted their most creative photos, GIFs, or short videos via Twitter.
A symbiotic relationship
#NSWAScavengerHunt lichens–the coolest symbiotic relationship! And the coolest story about them from @edyong209 https://t.co/RVKidoVht9 /how-a-guy-from-a-montana-trailer-park-upturned years-of-biology/491702/ pic.twitter.com/wbCNVPgbP6
— Chris Tachibana (@ChrisTachibana) August 8, 2020
A change in pH
A #hydrangea provides the perfect example of changing soil #pH. Most in our #Seattle neighborhood are blue or lavender, indicating acidic soil. More alkaline soil causes blooms to appear pink. Like your favorites in @NSWA’s science scavenger hunt Aug 5-9! #NSWAScavengerHunt pic.twitter.com/JJSE7zU45H — Bryn Nelson (@SeattleBryn) August 7, 2020
One of Newton’s laws
This light ping pong ball requires little force to accelerate its mass. Part of Newton’s Second Law. #NSWAscavengerhunt Like this or create your own. Contest ends tonight @nswa pic.twitter.com/tI9ZQfiJEJ
— Sally James (@jamesian) August 9, 2020
An era of the Geologic Time Scale
My grandfather gave me this fossilized #mammoth tooth plate, likely from the #Pleistocene geological epoch, aka the last Ice Age. It’s as big as my hand–mammoth indeed! Like your favorites in @NSWA’s science scavenger hunt–ends tonight at midnight! #NSWAScavengerHunt pic.twitter.com/jhhN3I1ExM — Wayt Gibbs (@WaytGibbs) August 9, 2020
We’re so fortunate to have gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier throughout #Seattle. Over the last century, though, the mountain’s glaciers have retreated significantly – an example of glacial #erosion. Like your favorites in @NSWA’s science scavenger hunt Aug 5-9! #NSWAScavengerHunt pic.twitter.com/u3ZMBhqUU7
— Bryn Nelson (@SeattleBryn) August 10, 2020
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
6/8 2nd Law: our campfire left with nothing but heat and ash shows entropy #NSWAscavengerhunt pic.twitter.com/nF70YiXWee
— Linnea Stavney (@LinneaStavney) August 10, 2020
Fun fact, oranges are a #hybrid of distinct citrus species! #NSWAScavengerHunt @nswa pic.twitter.com/uPuagVxoOP
— James Gaines (@the_jmgaines) August 5, 2020
An extraterrestrial object
Shadows of terrestrial life defined by radition from an extraterrestrial object. #nswascavengerhunt pic.twitter.com/mTPjD6Lha9
— Kathleen Lumiere (@KathleenLumi1) August 9, 2020
Limit one entry per Twitter account per category. But feel free to team up with family, friends, or neighbors to work together. Just remember to maintain social distance!
Please submit each entry by posting a photo or video on Twitter that includes:
The hashtag #NSWAScavengerHunt;
The name of the category; and
The following text (optional): “Like your fav’s in @NSWA’s science scavenger hunt Aug 5-9!”
Participants will receive one point for each completed category. The entry in each category with the most likes wins a bonus of 5 additional points.
Each point will translate into one chance to win a prize, which will be awarded by three random drawings from the accumulated pool of all participants’ chances on August 10. Winners will be announced via Twitter and on https://nwscience.org.
- NSWA board members may participate in the scavenger hunt but are not eligible for prizes.
Three winners selected via the drawing each received a digital gift card to the local bookstore of their choice.
First prize: $50 gift card
Second prize: $30 gift card
Third prize: $20 gift card