Topic: biology

Friday, September 7, 2012

Crabs can be found almost all over this planet! Here in Virginia one of the most well known crabs is the Blue Crab, but how much do you know about our local crustaceans?
Have you ever considered the numbers involved with Halloween? Ever wonder how much is spent on candy for Halloween? Check out this clip and have a Happy Halloween!
Have you ever thought about the numbers surrounding Thanksgiving? How many dollars are spent on turkey? How many pounds of tryptophan is that anyway?
Coffee is one of the most commonly purchased products in the United States. Actually about 400 million cups of coffee are sold every single day!
The brain is the central cerebral powerhouse of our nervous system and carries out commands that involve, well, the entire body! This vital organ takes up about 20% of the oxygen we take in and is a mere 2% of our body mass.
The human foot is a pretty remarkable part of our bodies. 26 bones working together to do some cool things that keep our lives interesting. This is definitely a huge part in keeping us moving and keeping our lives interesting.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Want to wow your guests at the Thanksgiving dinner table with your incredible knowledge of turkey trivia?  Check out these "Turkey Day" facts! Most farm raised turkeys are White Hollands. They cannot fly. An adult turkey has about 3500 feathers. Big Bird’s...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

By Meghan West Gallery Educator Science Museum of Virginia   In our “Beach Science: It’s a Shore Thing” exhibit we have a saltwater tank housing some sea creatures that can be found off the coast of Virginia. For those of you who have been to “Beach...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

If you spend much time on the Virginia coast, the high-pitched call of the osprey is a familiar sound. In fact it’s so familiar that it’s often taken for granted …until it’s gone. I love fall with its cool sunny days and blue, blue skies, but I am always a little sad when...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Last Sunday I decided to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and eat my lunch outside. About halfway through my sandwich, I glanced up to see something fuzzy crawling down my bangs onto my nose – UGH! It was a fall webworm – you know, those nasty hairy caterpillars whose giant webs appear...

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