Archive for March, 2012

Think About It Thursday: What Do You Hunger For?

  As the popular book and movie The Hunger Games points out, hunger is not a game. Not having enough to eat is a problem that affects millions. Can you do anything to help? Have you ever thought about… What do you hunger for? What is malnutrition? How many people suffer from undernourishment worldwide? Did you know?  [...]

Amazon Founder To Recover Apollo 11 Rocket Boosters! billionaire Jeff Bezos to recover Apollo 11 parts for fun. It’s been over 40 years since man first walked on the moon thanks to the brave astronauts of Apollo 11.  Now, an important artifact of the race for space has been discovered some 14,000 feet below the surface of the earth. founder Jeff Bezos is [...]

National Humor Month: The Science of Laughter!

April 2012 is the 36th anniversary of National Humor Month. Founded in 1976 by humorist and author Larry Wilde, Director of the Carmel Institute of Humor, the aim of this holiday is to promote the value of humor in improving health and enriching the quality of life. Human beings love to laugh, and the average adult laughs [...]

Masters of Disguise: Nature’s Most Fascinating Tricksters!

On the first day of April, many people play tricky pranks on their friends. Lots of animals are tricksters too! Nature has perfected the art of deception. Some devious insects and animals will copy coloration’s and patterns of poisonous or otherwise dangerous species’ to fake out their predators. This relatively common & very handy trick is known [...]

James Cameron Goes To The Lowest Spot On Earth!

  James Cameron boldly goes where no man has gone before. The brilliant director, who gambled big on Avatar and ended up making one of the most successful movies of all time, has an obsession with the ocean.  Between Titanic and The Abyss, the dude just loves the ocean for whatever reason.  This love of water extends to his personal life as [...]

Think About it Thursday : How Are Annuals and Perennials Different?

There’s nothing quite like flowers blooming and plants turning green to show off the beauty of nature. Grab your gardening gloves and join us for Think About it Thursday as we learn more about how your garden grows! Have you ever thought about… What’s the difference between annuals and perennials? What are biennial plants? How [...]

ScienceMadeFunKIDS Word of the Week!

Ecosystem  The group of living and non-living things in an environment.   Have you ever wondered what makes a volcano explode or how a giraffe’s neck can be so long? Science has the answers to these questions and much more. Explore the amazing world of science then do your very own science at home with [...]

Get A Little WILD & Celebrate National Wildlife Week!

Did you know that bull sharks are the only large shark that can live in both fresh and salt waters? They have a special gland near their tail that retains salt. And did you know the bighorn sheep population peaked in the millions before almost reaching extinction? The species once crossed the Bering land bridge [...]

From Shamrocks & Shenanigans – Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day!

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a transcontinental celebration of Irish culture, filled with festive food and traditions. Amidst the millions of people that don green to celebrate the Irish few know the reasoning behind many popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions. Have you ever wondered why we wear green, tell stories of leprechauns, display shamrocks and [...]

St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrating Irish Scientists & Inventors

Ask most people what they think are Ireland’s greatest contributions to the world and they would probably come up with suggestions such as great music, great writers and great food. It’s unlikely that scientists would be high on the list, but Ireland has given us many great inventors, innovators & scientists. Their work covers a [...]