Archive for April, 2013



May E-News: A Symphony of Science!

Did you know that we have an entire week dedicated to the celebration of all things music? That’s right! From concert halls to radio jingles, the first full week of May is designated as National Music Week. This year, the week long celebration falls on May 6th–12th, 2013. National Music Week gives us a chance [...]

ScienceMadeFun: Word of the Week

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Think About It Thursday: Is ISON the “Comet of the Century”?

On the night of April 10th, the Hubble space telescope took a picture of Comet ISON. This large, dirty snowball is 394 million miles from Earth, about the distance of Jupiter.  Comet ISON is still a speck in the night sky when seen with large telescopes. However, the Hubble Image shows the comet’s 57,000 mile [...]

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day with FUN Science!

  Today is Administrative Professionals Day! This is just one day out of an entire week designated to celebrate the men and women who support us each day, and keep everything running behind the scenes. What better way to show your gratitude than with a little science?  From school secretaries to afterschooladmins – this FUN, [...]

Happy Earth Week! Celebrate with FUN Science!

Earth Day is April 22nd, but many people extend the celebration to make it Earth Week. Depending on how you choose to celebrate, this year Earth Week runs from April 15th to Earth Day, April 22nd, or it is the week that includes Earth Day, which is April 17-24, 2013. There’s no better time than [...]

HTHT of WNC Celebrates Local Champions with Asheville City Schools!

HTHT of WNC Team: (from the left) Terri-Dactyl Terri, Molecule Melanie, Dinosaur Dan, Natalie, Arachnid Allen On Sunday, April 14th the HTHT of WNC team joined with Asheville City Schools to recognize members of the community that are making a difference in local education. As a premiere sponsor of the event, HTHT was honored to [...]

ScienceMadeFun: Word of the Week!

Plasma – one of the states of matter The other 3 states of matter are liquids, solids, and gases. Plasma is made of free electrons and positively charged ions. Plasma is made by heating a gas and creating a very high energy level. This intense energy actually pulls the electrons out of the nucleus. This [...]

Think About It Thursday: How do geckos climb wet surfaces?

Geckos have an amazing ability to grip on wet surfaces, such as plant stems and leaves. The reptiles have specialized pads on the tips of their toes that have hair-like bristles called satae. These tiny structures form an adhesive between the geckos’ toes and the wet surfaces. This adhesive force is so strong that it [...]