Archive for November, 2012

December E-News: 10 Holiday Gifts for the Science Lover!

As a kid, I remember how cool science toys & scientific discovery kits were. From mixing gooey concoctions to assembling dinosaur skeletons – these holiday gifts provided endless hours of fun & were always special. They allowed me to step into the shoes of a ‘mad scientist’ & discover how the world around me worked, […]

December E-News: Make it a Hands-On Holiday with FUN Science!

Holiday gifts are the perfect way to incorporate science into our holiday traditions. Opening a gift that has been hand crafted from science can spark that natural curiosity and open the door to valuable ideas, skills and potential hobbies.

I Didn’t Know I Could Recycle That! Today is America Recycles Day!

“I see the chasing arrows, but I just don’t know what to do with my (insert product here).” It’s a common dilemma, especially for those items that don’t operate under a clear-cut recycling plan, such as plastic bottles. Tack on a “hazardous” label and disposal laws, and you’ve got yourself a recycling conundrum!  Check out […]

Watching the Solar Phenomenon: The Science of a Solar Eclipse!

A total solar eclipse occurred over the northeastern Australian coast early in the morning of November 14  (yesterday afternoon for the United States & last night for those in Europe). Clueless about this spectacular astronomical event? No worries, we’ve got you covered. We’re here to explain what causes this remarkable act of nature, what sky-gazers see and how those outside […]