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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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Why So Few? Women in STEM

Written by: on November 8, 2016 @ 4:27 pm

Not that long ago, girls were actively discouraged from careers in science, technology, engineering and math. And women’s representation in STEM fields reflected this. In the 1960s, for instance, just one in every 100 engineers was a woman. The situation has improved, but today, women still make up only 27 percent of people working in [...]

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Pumpkin Science on National Pumpkin Day!

Written by: on October 26, 2016 @ 12:42 pm

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 [...]

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

Written by: on October 18, 2016 @ 12:25 pm

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 [...]

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Hurricane Science – Explaining Storms to Children!

Written by: on October 7, 2016 @ 12:48 pm

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 [...]

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