Friday, September 7, 2012
Life on this planet wouldn’t exist without the Sun. Plants, trees and flowers have thrived by harnessing this naturally occurring, renewable resource. So, how can we get in on that?
Topics Covered: Question Power, Solar, Solar Energy, Watt, sun, Global, resources, Measuring Energy, energy, Watt Wall, RVA, power, Solar Power, green, Green Science, science, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, numbers, future, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, fuel, Population, climate, weather, Life Processes, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Force, Motion, physics
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system! Not but a little, but by A LOT! This gas giant is a very intense place filled with massive stirrings and swirling layers of gases. This giant also has 64 moons and a giant storm that has been brewing for centuries!
Humanity has often turned to the skies for cosmic explanations – sometimes leading to amazing discoveries other times leading to bad predictions.
So, The Pats and the Giants are going to square off in one of America's most popular televised sports events, but have you ever considered the numbers behind this game? Lots of flights, tickets, ad time, money for the half time show, and of course chicken wings. Lots and lots and lots of chicken...
For those of you planning a trip to the solar system's largest planet, you may want to check out this weather report before taking off!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Jupiter, space, weather, Storms, science, Paul Milliken, Video, Astronomy, Great Red Spot, meteorology, RVA, planet, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, physics, Earth Science, climate, Climate Change, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method
There sure is a lot of stuff orbiting around Earth! We had to put in a call to clutter cleaner Matt Paxton of TV's "HOARDERS" to help talk the Earth into cleaning up her space! Well, maybe not, but check out this clip to learn about the oh so trashy truth about space junk!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Cosmic Hoarders, Matt Paxton, space, Space Junk, Debris, Trash, Trash Man, Hoarders, Junk, RVA, earth, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, chemistry, physics
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!
Topics Covered: the body human, coffee, drinks, qyw, question your world, beverages, food, health, home, nutrition, wellness, the body human, Drink, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, United States, Unites States of America, Life Science, chemistry, biology, Life Processes, Liquid, Chemicals
Though women hold nearly half of all the jobs in the US, they still only hold less than 25% of STEM jobs. The Museum is a place for girls to dream about the possibilities of their future!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory, science, Woman, Women in Science, Groundbreakers, science museum of virginia, science museum, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, smv, RVA, Data, Scientific Method, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Histoyr, Civil Rights, Women's Suffrage, People, Careers, Employment, Occupation, Jobs, Logic, Teaching
The human body is a pretty amazing and complex thing. to celebrate the human body, and our summer exhibition Body Worlds & The Brain, we made some eye-catching visits to two of our community partners who know a lot about the human form - The Richmond Ballet and The Downtown YMCA.
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.
Topics Covered: the body human, brain, sports, Football, science, question your world, Bodies, Body, Brain Power, Oxygen, Brady Bunch, science museum of virginia, virginia science museum, science museum, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Life Processes, Life Science, biology