A Day On Other Planets

How is a day measured on other planets? The easiest way to measure a full day on other planets is to look at the amount of time it takes for the planet to make one full rotation. Here’s a list of how long a day is on all the planets in our solar system: Mercury …

The Hubble Space Telescope

Today In Science History On April 24th, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched by the the space shuttle Discovery! Fast Facts! The HST is named after astronomer Edwin Hubble. It is the only telescope designed to be maintained by astronauts! When elements of the telescope need to be repaired or replaced, astronauts are sent …

Polymer Experiment

Today we’re going to be discussing polymers and doing a quick and easy experiment! what is a polymer? A polymer is a large chemical compound that is made up of long chains of molecules! Polymers can be either organic or synthetic. Examples of organic polymers include silk, wool, DNA, and proteins. Some examples of synthetic …

Surface Tension

Surface Tension Have you ever seen a bug walking on water and wondered how that was possible? What? Certain insects such as stick bugs and some types of spiders have the ability to glide across the surface of water, essentially walking on water! But how do they do this? Bugs are able to do this …

At Home Science Experiments!

At Home Science Experiments! We understand how difficult it can be to find engaging and educational activities for your children, so we’ve done the work for you! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite science experiments that you and your kids can do right at home! OUr favorites: Climbing Rainbows This experiment illustrates the concept …

The Human Body

5 Weird Facts About The Human Body The average person will will walk to equivalent of 5 times around the entire world in their lifetime! You’re taller in the morning than at night! This has to do with the way gravity compresses your cartilage in your bones during the day! Your eyes blink around 20 …

Germs!

What Are germs? A germ is a tiny organism that can make animals, plants, and humans sick. They are so tiny that they can only be seen through a microscope! There are several different types of germs, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoans. Bacteria:  one-celled microorganisms Fungi:  spore producing organisms like molds or mushrooms Protozoan:  …

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 …