Wednesday, July 1, 2015
College students, high level business execs, parents, and just about anyone that does anything is always wishing they had more time. Lucky for us, our wishes have been granted in 2015. This year will officially be one second longer. Why did we add an extra second this year? Our...
Friday, October 3, 2014
Our world is too large for one person to just look around and understand everything. In order to understand more than what is in front of our eyes, we must rely on logic and mathematics. For example, a long time ago humanity was not sure how large the Earth actually was. Sure, there were some...
Monday, October 7, 2013
After years of looking at extremely distant landscapes via photos and taking many guesses as to why Mars has the landscape it does, we finally have a little bit of the answer. Turns out that the Curiosity rover has scooped up some soil and identified water! So, what does water...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sometimes the Earth needs to readjust itself. When this happens we experience some pretty massive geological activity. Recently a large quake happened and changed a part of the Pakistan coastline. So, can an earthquake really just cause an island to pop up out of nowhere? Earthquakes...
Friday, September 7, 2012
The lunar eclipse has never been so delicious! We hope you enjoy learning about one of the coolest natural phenomena that can be observed without any special equipment!
All of our planets are pretty interesting celestial bodies. Some are warm and little while others are huge and freezing cold! Here's a quick walk through of the planets in our neighborhood.
Topics Covered: Out of this World, planet, Planets, solar system, Astronomy, Mercury, Mars, Venus, earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Cerces, comet, Neptune, Milky Way, science, space, RVA, Data, stem, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, energy, Matter, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, Earth Science, chemistry, physics
The Earth’s natural energy has been fueling ecosystems around the world for billions of years. What are some ways that we can tap into this renewable resource?
Topics Covered: Question Power, geothermal, Geothermal Energy, Watt, energy, Watt Wall, Global, Measuring Energy, power, Heat, earth, resources, RVA, Data, stem, science, technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, Earth Resources, Earth Science, Phsyics, Earth Patterns, Cycles, Change, Habitats, gas, numbers, fuel, green, eco, renewable, Money, Planning, Accounting, Population, future
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
Sunday, April 22, 2012
This Earth Day, I could pass along “green” tips on how to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint, but I will save that for another time. Instead, let me make a suggestion: go OUTSIDE this weekend! Take your dog for a walk, plant a vegetable garden, play outdoor games with your...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, is the Winter Solstice and usually considered the first day of winter. However, meteorological winter is already here! So what’s the deal? Well, the definition of winter depends on whom you ask. A meteorologist defines winter as the three coldest months of the...