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The Science Behind Groundhog Day!

Written by: on February 2, 2017 @ 11:45 am

Every February 2, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow in seek of his shadow. The viewing of his shadow predicts whether Winter will be prolonged or cut short to an early Spring. This year, 2017, Phil has seen his shadow and predicts that there will be 6 more weeks of winter. But what kind of science [...]

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Fluid-filled Devices Created and Inspired by Legos

Written by: on January 26, 2017 @ 12:31 pm

There are tools used for manipulating tiny amounts of liquid, known as microfluidic devices. Typically these devices are used to stimulate human blood cells or other biological features, perform blood tests, or even detect contaminants in human blood. Microfluidic devices  are used by the biomedical field as it allows many medical tests to be accomplished on [...]

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California’s Pioneer Cabin Tree aka “Tunnel Tree” has fallen.

Written by: on January 10, 2017 @ 10:16 am

The Pioneer Cabin Tree also known as the “Tunnel Tree” to many, was a giant ancient sequoia with a hollowed-out tunnel through it’s base that resided in the Calaveras Big Trees State Park in California. This tree was hollowed-out to help increase tourism to the park during the 1880′s. Ultimately it drew thousands of visitors [...]

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

Written by: on December 29, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

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 [...]

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The Winter Solstice 2016!

Written by: on December 21, 2016 @ 10:44 am

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 [...]

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

Written by: on December 6, 2016 @ 10:29 am

  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? [...]

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Top 10 Trending Science Gifts for 2016!

Written by: on December 5, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

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. [...]

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Cookie Chemistry

Written by: on December 2, 2016 @ 10:42 am

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. [...]

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All About Super Moons

Written by: on November 16, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

You may have already spotted it or heard about it on the news, but this week’s full moon is a super moon and is the closest the Moon has been to Earth since 1948!  So what is a super moon? How does it happen?  Definitely make some time tonight to go outside with your family [...]

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