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|Posted on January 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM||comments (1)|
|Posted on January 16, 2018 at 11:35 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 15, 2018 at 12:55 AM||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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|Posted on January 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 5, 2018 at 11:20 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 31, 2017 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Here's a riddle for you:
I am one of your most abundant natural resources, but I can also be one of the most fragile. I am almost always under your feet, yet often overlooked. I am what this planet is named for. What am I?
If you guessed dirt or soil, good job! You got it right! If you didn’t guess correctly, it’s all the more reason to learn more about this incredible resource. Many people think of soil as just a dead...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 11, 2017 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
It’s world population day! That means today is a day to not only reflect on our population and its effects on the world, but to take action to help our planet and its people as our numbers continue to grow.
What is world population day?
Back in 1989, the UN Development Programme suggested that July 11th should be a day to turn our focus towards the issues that surround our population. Since then, each year tends to follow a theme surrounding a specific populat...Read Full Post »