Question Your World

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What is it?  The Great Backyard Bird Count engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds over a 4-day period.  This annual bird population survey creates a real-time snapshot of bird populations throughout the US and Canada and helps researchers better understand...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

So, how long is a light year...short answer: Long!!! long answer: about 5.9 trillion miles!!! That's how quickly light can traverse across space. So if you wanted to walk the distance of a light year you would need to be marching on your feet for about 168 million years!! For you to arrive at...
Topics Covered: Light Years

Thursday, February 9, 2012

So, we sure do celebrate loyalty, companionship, and romance on Valentine's Day. We're not the only species that shares similar sentiments. Did you know some animals also mate for life? Wolves and Termites are just two of the many animals that mate for life! Its good to know that there...
Topics Covered: Animals, Holidays

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How often does thunder happen on Earth? A LOT!! 2,000 times per minute!! Also impressive is the amount of lightning that strikes the Earth every minute. 6,000 lightning strikes per minute! These bright flashes and loud rumbles of thunder are scary to some, but rain fall is a vital part of...
Topics Covered: Lightning

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Our bodies are pretty amazing and complex! A lot of the involuntary actions that we do every single second keep us alive and healthy. Breathing, for example, is one of the most basic functions of the human body. So, how often does a person do this? Well, on average about 15 times a minute! This...
Topics Covered: Breathing, the body human

Thursday, December 29, 2011

In 1950 there was only one city on the planet that held 10 million (plus) people. Now there are several more. As the population of our planet grows, as do the amount of megacities. Tokyo is high a top the list with almost 34 MILLION people!! Talk about a MEGA-city! These cities also happen to be...
Topics Covered: Mega Cities, Buildings, Population

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A lot of space related news has happened in the last month. Here are some of the highlights of what's happening out there...way out there. Huge news from NASA. The MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) launched in late November and is expected to arrive on the Martian surface in August of 2012....
Topics Covered: Planets, Astronomy

Saturday, December 10, 2011

How long would you dare to age a fruitcake and still eat it, assuming it was made and stored properly?           a.  1 year           b.  5 years      ...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

So, things have changed a lot since 1943. Back then the computer industry was tiny compared to the giant booming, seemingly endless industry that it is these days. Thomas Watson has been quoted (or misquoted depending on who you ask) about how the world market could hold maybe 5 computers. Five...
Topics Covered: Computers

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Other than blasting people into space and taking photos of far off distant worlds, NASA has contributed a lot to our day-to-day lives also. Check out this page for more info on what NASA's done to help you sleep, clean, and live a little easier. NASA Inventions! Thank you NASA!...
Topics Covered: NASA, Inventions

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