Friday, September 7, 2012
Neptune! Last planet in line! Enjoy some fun facts about this blue wonder.
What an amazing thing!! Walking on the moon. Happy Anniversary Buzz, Neil and Michael!
Topics Covered: Out of this World, Moon Landing, Lunar Landing, science, UFO, July, space, Alien, aliens, 4th, Grade, 5th, Fireworks, Anniversary, Fourth, 4th July, astronauts, Astronomy, Buzz Aldrin, history, Michael Collins, NASA, Neil Armstrong, moon, Earth Flying, RVA, Data, stem, technology, Math, engineering, Mathematics, Scientific Method, Force, Motion, energy, Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems, Physical Science, physics
Humanity has often turned to the skies for cosmic explanations – sometimes leading to amazing discoveries other times leading to bad predictions.
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
From rear view mirrors to disc brakes, the safety and efficiency of race cars has lead the way to many important inventions that make our day to day driving a lot easier!
Topics Covered: Idea Factory, Racecar, question your world, nascar, Tires, Wheels, technology, Inventions, sports, racing, Auto Racing, Sport, Question, RVA, Data, STEM. Technology, engineering, Math, Mathematics, Scientific Method, history, Dicovery, Driver's Education, Drive's Ed, Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, Logic, Physical Science, physics
Friday, March 2, 2012
The word "nerd" is a fairly recent addition to the English language and is now quite common in everyday speech. When and where was the first recorded usage of the word? (Hint: Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday...) Answer: Dr. Seuss holds the honor of...
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, June 15, 2011
From the collection of the Virginia Aviation Museum (a division of the Science Museum of Virginia) are two World War II era morale boosters for troops. These booklets provided entertainment for those serving overseas during the war. The “Army Song Book” was published in 1941 by the...
Friday, May 6, 2011
Meet Scheila and her friends: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/asteroid-collision.html An asteroid named Scheila lives in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter with millions of other asteroids. Scheila is about 70 miles across and completes her orbit around the...
Monday, April 18, 2011
The above drawing is a futuristic view of the world as envisioned by Reynolds Metals Co. in the mid-1960s for what the future would hold for the Aluminaut (shown as the dark vessel at top left). Here are some projects it was believed the Aluminaut would initiate:...