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On Stephen Hawking...

Posted on March 17, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

When I was around 11 or 12 years old, my mom brought home a very curious looking book. “A brief history of time” ran across the purple cover in bold, white letters. Though my mom bought the book as part of her personal foray into physics and spirituality, I read that book from beginning to end within a week. At the time, I didn’t understand many of the concepts in that book, let alone some of the words. That didn’t hinder my curiosity and inspiration, though. That book...

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Cilantro Quinoa with Tender Roasted Kale and Baby Portabellas

Posted on January 24, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

There’s a Lake in Bolivia and Peru with a really fun name, and an incredibly rich history. Lake Titicaca was an important place for pre-Colombian civilizations. It was a center of worship, farming, fishing and hunting, and civilization. In fact, according to Inca beliefs, Lake Titicaca was the cradle of civilization. Around 200 ruins of the great cities and structures are known to exist in the jungles around this beautiful lake, and more are being discovered every day.

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Spring CITO Meetup

Posted on January 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Spring Cache In Trash Out® Meetup


Date: Sunday, April 25th

Starts: 2:00PM

Ends: 5:00PM

Location: Brecksville Metroparks Reservation

 

Meet up with other geocachers in the beautiful Brecksville Metroparks Reservation and help keep this hotbed of caches...

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Explore and learn... with Geocaching!

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Back in elementary school, I was really good at math. So good,in fact, that I was selected (along with a few of my classmates) to be part of an experiment of sorts. Our school wasn’t the only one participating in the experiment… I know that this all sounds pretty ominous, but this “experiment” was testing to see how effective a new method of teaching math may have been. Some of my fellow participants loved it. Myself, along with a few others, didn’t. As a result ...

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How much water is in snow?

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s Ohio. It’s winter… there’s been a lot of snow. With a warmup coming next weekend, we are already expecting to see quite a bit of water, and even flooding in some areas. While we know that snow is just frozen crystals of water, do we know how much water it takes to make the snowflake? That’s what we aim to discover in this super easy winter STEM project!

How much water is in my snow?

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Winter STEM: Making Frost

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The winter weather is blasting here in Ohio. First we had rain, then ice, and now it’s just tons of snow. The least favorite part of many Ohioans morning routines is scraping the ice off of their cars and defrosting the windows. Ohioans of all ages know this struggle. If all of the ice and snow is on the outside of the car, why do we see ice crystals on the inside of the windows? This is called frost! You can learn how it forms with a super simple kitchen science experiment, using thing...

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Lakes and rivers... under the ocean?

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I love our lakes and rivers. They can be found, at least seasonally, in almost every of the world. They are always so beautiful and majestic. A wide variety of processes can form our waterways, and support an even wider variety of life! Have you ever imagined a river existing underwater, though? No, not like in in the cartoons, but an actual flowing river! Or even a lake, complete with waves rippling across the surface? These underwater waterways exist, and are becoming a focal point of study...

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Experimenting With Atmospheric Pressure

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever thought about being a meteorologist? Or maybe an engineer? What about a career with a bit more action, like an astronaut or firefighter? As with most careers, first you’ll need to learn an awful lot about quite a few things. Something that all of these professions must learn about, though, is atmospheric pressure. This is the measurement of the weight of the air. Atmospheric pressure effects our weather, our cars and buildings, the behavior of fire, our ability to survive ...

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Meat Free Mondays: Creamy Baby Bella and Spinach Pappardelle

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather is changing, days are getting colder and sunset is coming earlier. Fall is upon us, and for some reason this time of year makes me want to sleep all day and eat comfort food… I can’t sleep all day, but I CAN make some hearty comfort food. Better yet, it’s vegetarian! Even better still is it’s really easy, and you can make it yourself!

My go-to comfort food this time of year is usually an egg noodle dish. I haven’t really been satisfied with just...

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Learning About Soil: Part 2 of 3

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In the first section of our three part soil science post, we learned a bit about why soil is important, soil grains, soil and soil texture. If you remember, soils can be composed of sand, silt, clay, or any combination of the three. In this next experiment, you will get a chance to better see and understand the different types of soil grains. Again, you should already have ever...

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