Archive for June, 2012



Think About it Thursday: When are the Dog Days of Summer?

Have the dog days of summer reached your part of the world yet? Join us for Think About it Thursday as we try to beat the heat! Have you ever thought about… When are the dog days of summer? What is the “Dog Star”? Why are the dog days of summer so hot? Did you [...]

Scoop in Some FUN – July is National Ice Cream Month!

Ahhh, ice cream. A rite of summer. Whether a simple cone, a sundae or a huge banana split- ice cream is the indulgence of choice for families across America. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday as National Ice Cream Day. The President recognized ice cream [...]

Make Way For The New Energy Moo-vement!

When it comes to finding cleaner greener sources of electrical power, people across the globe are starting to think outside of the box in order to reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency. Coal, solar, wind and hydro may be the most common sources to power your home, but there is a new energy moo-vement catching [...]

ScienceMadeFunKids Word of the Week!

Anemone: A plantlike, marine invertebrate whose tentacles often look like flower petals.       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 [...]

The Physics Of “Brave”‘s Curly Red Mane Brings Hair-Raising Animation to Life!

The one thing you can depend on with Pixar is that they will continually up the visual ante in their film.  For their latest film, Brave, Pixar has taken on the task of taming the wild red mane of Merida, a princess in the Scottish Highlands as willful and troublesome as her head of incredible red [...]

Think About it Thursday: Where Is The Hottest Place On Earth?

Watch out! Today’s Think About it Thursday is burning up! Have you ever thought about… Where is the hottest place on Earth? What’s the highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth? Where is Death Valley? Did you know? Is it summer where you live?  It may not yet be the dog days of summer, but we [...]

Mickey Mouse Discovered on Mercury!

Mickey Mercury or Mercury Mouse? The space probe Messenger has traveled far closer to the sun without being destroyed than most satellites probably could.  Its purpose is to study one of the strangest planets in the solar system, the Sun’s closest neighbor Mercury.  Part planet and part comet, Mercury has been a fascinating study for [...]

Celebrate The Summer Solstice!

Summer solstice, the day with the longest amount of sunlight this year is today – Wednesday, June 20. Summer solstice is significant for scientists and religions alike, it’s a day tied to solar phenomena and community celebrations. Carolyn Sumners, vice president of astronomy and the physical sciences at the Houston Museum of Natural Science provides [...]

ScienceMadeFunKIDS Word of the Week!

Oceanology: The Scientific Study of Oceans.    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 your parents! Visit ScienceMadeFunKIDS for all things [...]

Think About it Thursday: Did Father Time Have Children?

Today’s Think About it Thursday goes out to all of the fabulous fathers out there, just in time for Father’s Day this weekend! Join us for a look at one of the most famous fathers of all time… Have you ever thought about… Did Father Time have children? What is personification? Who was Saturn? Did [...]