Posts Tagged ‘fun science’



Wild and Wonderful – Father’s of the Animal Kingdom!

  Father’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate and honor devoted dads of every species.  Just like their human counterparts, there are some males in the animal world that play a vital role in raising and teaching their offspring.  As we prepare to sing paternal praises this Father’s Day, let us not forget that […]

Nom, Nom, Nom… It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield in the 1930s. Legend has it that Wakefield was making chocolate cookies and ran out of regular baker’s chocolate. So she substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. However, they did not (thankfully!) […]

It’s Finally Here…Happy Earth Week, Everyone!

Happy Earth Week!  That’s right folks, tomorrow is Earth Day which means today marks the start to a full week of celebrating the planet we call home. Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal as birds sing, flowers bloom, the sun shines and people across the world join together to celebrate our planet.  Earth Day was established to […]

5 Amazing Life Lessons from the One & Only, Albert Einstein!!

  Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live. In honor of this science icon and to say ‘Happy Birthday Einstein,” we thought we’d share one of our favorite archived e-news articles from March 2013!  […]

Company Aims to “Disrupt the Pink Aisle” with Fun Science!

Fewer than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. And barely 1 in 10 actual engineers are women. Early in a girl’s life, the toys marketed to her are usually things that don’t encourage her to enter those fields.  In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, […]

Holy Moley! 5 FUN Facts About Mole Day

Today, October 23 (or 10/23, as it’s written the American way), from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, is Mole Day. No, it’s not a day for freckles, spies, Mexican sauce, or cute little burrowing mammals. Rather it’s the day to celebrate the chemical unit the “mole.” What is a mole, you ask, having forgotten high school chemistry. A […]

October 2013 E-News: It’s International Dinosaur Month and the Award Goes to…

Way back in 1841, Richard Owen first classified a group of related fossils as “Dinosauria,” which translates to “terrible lizard” in ancient Greek. But dinosaurs aren’t terrible, they’re wonderful! And since 1841, these planet-ruling, long-extinct creatures have been exciting our imaginations, changing what we know about Earth’s history, and giving pop culture its most popular and […]

August 2013 E-News: Science of the Southpaw!

There’s no denying it. Left-handers are the odd men out. Sure, lefties make up about 10 percent of the population — but, frankly, it seems like society has forgotten about them. Right-handed gadgets, awkwardly designed desks, cooking tools that fit comfortably in your right hand make the modern day conveniences not so convenient for those […]

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You for All YOU Do!

As we celebrate teachers this week, there are so many things to be thankful for, but we should start at the top with a recognition that we appreciate everything that teachers do. Walking into a classroom every day, motivating, inspiring, and yes, teaching children is certainly an endeavor worth celebrating! For our part, we’d like […]

November E-News: Native American Science!

In November, we celebrate change – in more ways than one! We’re already halfway through the fall season, and we still see and feel many changes: it begins to get just a little bit colder, almost every leaf has fallen to the ground, and everyone is anticipating the first snowfall. One thing that never changes […]