Question Your World

Friday, January 4, 2013

Why can’t we stop thinking? Try to stop thinking for five seconds. Ready? …steady… ……GO! Okay, now you’re just reading this and not-stopping-your-thoughts!! So why can’t we stop thinking? Well, this is the handiwork of our old friend,...
Topics Covered: brain, Body, the body human

Thursday, January 3, 2013

So, who’s up for grabbing lunch in Tokyo today? Yes, Tokyo, Japan. Well, today this may not be a possibility, but scientists are working on new plane designs that could make this lunch date a distinct possibility. XCOR, a rocket engineering firm, has announced the...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thanks to all of the Museum member families who brought cute pajamas and lots of holiday cheer to our Polar Express pajama parties! Hundreds of cookies and numerous gallons of milk were consumed - and our member kids handcrafted tons of holiday ornaments. But of course, the highlight was...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

 On December 1, our fruitcake balloon made its debut in the Dominion Christmas Parade. Created to celebrate Fruitcake Science, our favorite holiday tradition of destroying – oops, we mean experimenting on holiday fruitcakes in the name of scientific inquiry, we were...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING!!!….AGAIN!!!!!   If the world had ended every time a bad prediction was made, we would be in some real trouble!     Humanity's doom and gloom world ending predictions have happened several times in the past.  So, its no...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hello there, Science Museum of Virginia members! Welcome to the first just-for-members entry in the SMV blog. We’ll be using this space to give you news on our special member events and offers. Our phones have been ringing off the hook with PJ Party registrations. Our...

Friday, September 28, 2012

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... ZZZZZZZZ.... ZZZZ..... Ah sleep, so peaceful! So, why do we sleep? Well, first of all every animal with a brain sleeps.  A lot of really important things happen while we are off in dreamy dream land. Sleep is when the body gets a...
Topics Covered: the body human, sleep

Friday, August 31, 2012

In 1977 NASA launched Voyager 1  and 2, two probes boldly going where no spacecraft had gone before!  After 35 years of zipping through space these ultimate inanimate explorers still work and are still communicating with us!  The Voyager program has been a vital source of information...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The morning began with a quick dash for coffee at the local Starbucks. After some light conversation about our personal teaching positions we headed out at approximately 8:30 am. We met with Kaitlyn and Chris from the SCA at the National Park, for the second day, to continue our monitoring of the...
(Or, “another day, another macroinvertebrate”) We loaded up and headed off deep into the wilds of… Alexandria. Traffic wasn’t too bad! We made decent time getting to the Cameron Run, a 4th order stream in an industrial area with a LOT of human impacts. Think...

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