Archive for October, 2016



Pumpkin Science on National Pumpkin Day!

It’s that time of year again where the leaves are changing colors, little graveyards are popping up in neighborhoods and millions of pumpkins are going through a metamorphosis to become jack-o’-lanterns. It’s Halloween time!  There are some interesting facts and science about the pumpkin.  In history, it was said that the jack-o-lantern was to fend of [...]

This Color Night Light Is Best For Sleep – The Color Will Surprise You!

If you have to sleep with a night light on you might think that blue and white lights might create a calming sensation and help you sleep best. However, a new study  involving hamsters suggests that blue light had  worst effects on mood, followed closely by white light. So what is the best color for night [...]

Hurricane Science – Explaining Storms to Children!

What is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a huge tropical storm! It can be hundreds of miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. For instance, at peak intensity Hurricane Matthew was a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph.  What makes a hurricane special is that it [...]

Rare Meteorological Phenomenon Seen Above Hurricane Matthew!

Rare sprites were seen above Hurricane Matthew’s thunderstorms over the weekend! Hurricane Matthew is a storm that was heading for the Caribbean this past weekend and it started producing some unique sights. Red bursts of light were photographed from Puerto Rico early Saturday morning, October 1, 2016!  Hurricane Matthew had just undergone a rapid intensification. These bursts of [...]