Science

Spring Marches In

March heralds the RETURN OF SPRING--which many consider the MOST IMPORTANT event of the month! We celebrate the Vernal Equinox on March 20, 05:37 am EDT. That's when the Earth is at its point in orbit where both hemispheres (north and south) of our precious planet receive equal amounts of sunlight. What else is March known for?

 

On Seasons & Rhythms

It’s the coldest time of the year in the northern hemisphere, and time to think a bit about how that happens and what it means to us. Of course, it mostly means it’s going to be cold! But it also means things for our biology and for the way the earth turns. Literally.  

 

Captivate Kids with Coding

In just a few weeks, students will bound out of their classrooms with unbridled enthusiasm—excited to head home and begin winter break. This weeklong holiday is a favorite for students, but what about parents? 

 

With children home day-after-day, many parents find themselves either playing ‘activities director’ to keep their child entertained; or scrambling to find childcare because most employers don’t offer employees week-long ‘winter breaks.’ (Wouldn’t it be great if they did?!)

 

Need for Earth Science in the Curriculum

Earth science by its very name has been a catch-all for geologic, atmospheric and space phenomenon.  Not a pure science like physics, this subject has been subjugated to a back seat, in the overall science curriculum and now it has been relegated to a few elementary lessons in our state standards. The very nature of Earth science, however, is happening all around us--whether it be the slow processes of rock formation, or the sudden fury of a tornado or hurricane.

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