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Think About It Thursday….

     Why Do Leaves Fall Off Trees? During that process, the trees lose a lot of water – so much water that when winter arrives, the trees are no longer able to get enough water to replace it. And so now we know. Leaves fall—or are pushed—off trees so that the tree can survive the winter and grow new leaves in the spring […]

Think About it Thursday-Hurricanes!

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. Recent Category 5 hurricanes include 2005-Katrina (175 mph), 2005-Rita (180 mph), 2005-Wilma (185 mph), 2007-Dean (175 mph), 2007-Felix (175 mph), 2017-Maria (175 mph), […]

~Think About it Thursday~

Here is a great Think About Thursday Thought…. Have you ever wondered why your dog freaks out during a thunderstorm? With Summer storms right around the corner, you need to read this article and find out why and what to do when this happens!! https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/animals-pets-summer-storms-weather/     Image Source: Pixabay.com Article Source: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/animals-pets-summer-storms-weather/

Think about it Thursday……April Showers

We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but have you ever wondered how to measure a rain drop? There’s always water vapor in our air. Sometimes it collects in clouds and then, when it gets heavy enough, falls to earth as rain. Most people think of raindrops as tear-shaped. But a French […]

Spring Forward and Fall Back

              Why do we “Spring Forward” and “Fall Back” every year?   On March 11th we will be “springing it Forward” meaning we will be setting our clocks ahead one hour. Why do we do this? We move one hour from the morning and add it to the night […]

Think About it Thursday….

              Has your child ever asked you a “Think About It” question before.  You know, the ones that maybe you didn’t know the answer to or the one that you could sorta answer, but couldn’t explain right? Then when you get home you have to get online and find […]

Think About It Thursday: What’s Are Floater’s?

Sometimes, against a bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Perhaps you aren’t seeing these floaters when looking into the bright sky but instead are seeing tiny dots of […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Do Leaves Fall Off Trees?

When winter approaches, our part of Earth receives less sunlight, and the air grows colder, this season is commonly known as “Fall”.   When these changes happen, trees prepare for winter. People believe that leaves die on the tree and the wind blows them off the tree. According to Peter Raven, president of the Missouri […]

Think About It Thursday: How do Cats Always Land on their Feet?

Since today is #NationalCatDay, lets take a look at the science behind cats always landing on their feet! More often then not cats will actually land on their feet after some gravity defying stunts. BUT there are times where they don’t always nail the landing. A cat’s innate ability to reorient its body during a fall […]

Think About It Thursday: How Far Does The Average Human Walk In A Lifetime?

According to SnowBrains.com, “the average moderately active person takes around 7,500 step/day.  If you maintain that daily average and live until 80 years of age, you’ll have walked about 216,262,500 steps in your lifetime. The average person with the average stride living until 80 will walk a distance of around 110,000 miles.  Which is the equivalent of […]