Archive for December, 2016



2016 will have an extra second added to the end of it…

Sorry to tell you HTHT Followers, 2016 will have an extra second added to the end of it! Many of our favorite celebrities and scientists have passed away, the planet is becoming warmer everyday, and now, scientists will be adding an extra second onto 2016 on New Years Eve. As you finally count down the end of 2016, you’ll [...]

The Winter Solstice 2016!

Winter solstice 2016 in Northern Hemisphere was at 5:44 AM on Wednesday, December 21.  The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning ‘the Sun stands still’. This is because on this day, the Sun reaches its southern-most position as seen from the Earth. The Sun seems to stand still at the Tropic of Capricorn and then reverses [...]

Learning about S.T.E.A.M & Engineering with Gumdrops

  S.T.E.A.M. has become a hot topic in the world of education. It is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics for guiding student inquiry, discussion, creativity and critical thinking skills. Today we are going to focus in on the Engineering side of S.T.E.A.M. So what is engineering anyways? [...]

Top 10 Trending Science Gifts for 2016!

Not sure what to get for your science lover in the family this year for Christmas? Take a look at some of these trending science toys and gifts below, they will surely be a hit! 1. Micro Magnets*: *These are not suitable for young children! You can purchase the MicroMagnets from Zen Magnets Here! 2. [...]

Cookie Chemistry

Cookies – it’s as easy as throwing some ingredients in the bowl and popping them in the oven right?  Sure mixing up cookies is pretty easy but the real work begins once you close the oven door. There are actually several fun chemical reactions that happen once your cookies are baking in the hot oven. [...]