Archive for July, 2020

Navigating Through Time: The History of the Compass

A compass is a navigational device that uses the Earth’s magnetic field to point explorers in the four cardinal directions: north, south, west, and east. Compasses work because our planet is basically one big magnet! When your compass is pointing to “N”, which stands for north, you are facing towards the magnetic north pole! The […]

Brain Food: How to Fuel Your Buzziest Organ

It is incredible to think about all the things that our brains do for us. In addition to thinking, seeing, and smelling our brains control our breathing, heart rate, digestion of food and so much more! All day every day, even when we are sleeping our brains are working hard to keep us alive.   […]

Biogas: Solving Our Organic Waste Problem

We tons and tons of trash. People across the world create 3.5 million tons of waste each day; the average U.S. citizens creates around 4.4 pounds of trash every day. While we mostly think of waste in the sense of plastic packaging and old things we no longer need, there are a few different types […]

4 Ways that You can Reduce your Plastic Footprint

What do a toothbrush, a sandwich bag, and a water bottle all have in common? They are all made of plastic! In fact, there are many things that we use every day that are use plastic that we don’t even think about- like milk gallons, straws, and hairbrushes (oh my!).  But where does all this […]