Airplane with CS ad on it
Fall into learning with a total eclipse of the Sun.
Welcome to the Back-to-School issue of the CreositySpace newsletter.
It's hard to believe it's back-to-school time already. Whether you started back to school already, like the folks in Hawaii, or are down to the last week or two of vacation like many of our friends in the Northeast, the beginning of the new academic year is on everyone's mind. CreositySpace would like to help you kick off the school year with our BCK2SCHL special. Take this chance to use the personal story of one of our entrepreneur partners to get your students pumped up about the new things they will be doing and learning this year!
Total Eclipse of the Sun! Monday August 21 brings the much anticipated Total Solar Eclipse. Check out NASA's Eclipse 101 website for viewing details in your area. If you're wondering when your next chance will be to see a total solar eclipse check out Bruce McClure's article in Astronomy Essentials

In the News...

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Activity:   Salt and Pepper Magnet
What you need:
balloon - plate - salt - pepper
optional - other spices

What to do:
  1. Lightly sprinkle the salt and pepper on the plate so that they mix together. Can you separate them by hand? How long do you think it would take? 
  2. Blow up the balloon and tie it off. 
  3. Rub the balloon against your hair for at least 30 seconds. 
  4. SLOWLY bring the balloon closer and closer to the plate. At some point one of the two spices will jump up and stick to the balloon.
Record your observations:  
- Which spice jumps up and sticks to the balloon first?
- If you keep moving the balloon closer what happens?
- Why do you think this happens? 
Do you think you could use something other than a balloon? What about a ruler (do you think it matters what the ruler is made out of)?

Still wondering what's going on? Check out our STEM-At-Home page for an explanation and a mini-notebook for the activity!
Kids' Corner

-  Elle, starting grade 2, Mukilteo WA

Did you know tree frogs hunt for prey at night? Tree frogs like to catch moths, crickets and flies. 
European Tree Frog*
This is possible because tree frogs have amazing night vision because of this part of their eye called Tapetum.  
Two people as seen through night vision goggles
I think this is really interesting that the tree frogs know there will be fewer predators out at night. So that’s why they choose to eat then.  
*Attribution: Christoph Leeb at the German Language Wikipedia. Image used in accordance with GNU Free Documentation License
  For previous Kids’ Corner articles check out our  archives.
Technology  Highlight
Welcome Beacon Athlete Tracking (or BAT for short) to the CreositySpace community. 

The idea for BAT was born as Founder and CEO Seth Bibler was training for, and competing in, his first Ironman triathlon. While these 12-17-hour races are hard on the athletes, Seth was surprised to learn how stressful they are for families and friends. Trying to be at the right place on the 140-mile course to cheer on their athlete as they biked or ran by was a nightmare.

Seth at  IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene 2016
 W ith a degree in computer science and engineering from Oregon State, and years of working at Microsoft under his belt, Seth knew there had to be a better way, and with that BAT was born! Working off cell phone and GPS signals, BAT racers carry a small clip-on beacon that allows their fans to see exactly where they are on the course at any point.
One of BAT's live tracking maps - this one is from Ironman Canada up in Whistler, BC. 
To learn more about how BAT is combining coding and racing, check out their website at 
Interested in other technology highlights? Check out our archives

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