Orca Whales

Did you know March is dolphin awareness month! Today we’re going to be spotlighting one of the most unexpected member of the dolphin family – the Killer whale! Killer whales, or Orca whale, is the largest member of the dolphin family. They can be anywhere from 23 to 32 feet long and weigh up to …

Leap Year!

Tomorrow, February 29th, is leap day! Every four years, an extra day is added to the end of February. Non leap years have exactly 365 days, but it actually takes a little more than that for Earth to completely go around the Sun. It actually takes 365 and 1/4 days, which is why leap year …

Weather you know it, or not…

Temperature Facts Ever wanted to know the highest and lowest temperature records on Earth? What about the degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion formula? The following are useful formulas for converting degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius (Centigrade) and vice versa: Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit = (Temperature in degrees Celsius x 1.8) + 32 Temperature in degrees Celsius …

Bioluminescence

What Is Bioluminescence? In this week’s blog post, we’ll be discussing bioluminescence! This is a concept that you might be familiar with, but didn’t realize it had a name. Bioluminescence is a trait that some organisms have which allows them to produce and emit light. The emission of light is caused by a type of …

Weird Animal Facts!

Happy Friday! In this week’s Club Scientific blog, we’re sharing our favorite weird animal facts!   Honey bees have been around for 30 million years.       Houseflies hum in the key of F.       The oldest snail lived to be 1 year and 6 months old.     Moths do not …

What are X-Rays?

This week in science history:  The x-ray was first exhibited on January 18th, 1896. If you’ve ever broken or fractured a bone, you’ve probably had an x-ray taken! These machines, invented by German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen, allow doctors to see inside your body to better understand a variety of health problems.X-rays are similar to visual …

The Science of Fireworks

Every New Year’s Eve, when the clock strikes midnight, fireworks are set off all across the globe! Today, we’re discussing the science behind fireworks! These colorful light displays require a fuel, an oxidizer, and a chemical mixture. When the firework comes in contact with fire, the oxidizer breaks reacts with the fuel, which then releases …

December 27th, 1831

Today In Science History: English scientist Charles Darwin began his journey on the HMS Beagle, which would last around 5 years. This voyage allowed Darwin to study nature and observe evidence that lead to his theory of evolution! The Beagle journeyed to the Galapagos Islands where Darwin studied creatures such as mockingbirds and tortoises. Darwin …

Why Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet?

Why Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet? Cats are incredibly agile creatures, but even still, it’s always surprising to see them land on their feet after jumping from high surfaces.  Even from great heights, cats manage to land gracefully on their feet! How is it possible? Righting Reflex Cats have a righting reflex, which …

The Great Barrier Reef!

Just How Great Is It? The Great Barrier Reef is actually a collection of reefs! There are 2,900 of them and 900 islands within the Great Barrier Reef. It is the world’s largest coral reef system. To put that in perspective, it is about half the size of the state of Texas! The Great Barrier …