May 8, 2020

How does a seed grow a plant?

A lot of people are starting a vegetable or flower garden this time of year.  Have you ever wondered how a plant grows from a seed that’s been planted?  Germination takes place when a seed opens up and begins to grow the roots and the stalk...

April 30, 2020

What is Inertia?

Inertia is a very important part of our lives that we are part of everyday but don’t think about.  Galileo Galilei, a famous Italian scientist discovered it.  Sir Isaac Newton, who was a scientist in England in the 1600’s discovered many things about ma...

April 10, 2020

Gravity

The Earth tries to pull everything down towards its center. This pull is called the force of gravity (the invisible force). When you lift things up you have to pull against gravity. If you drop a pencil, gravity pulls it to Earth. If you rest the pencil’s mid-po...

March 26, 2020

How water changes the earth's surface?

Almost 3/4’s of the Earth’s surface is covered by water!  Water ex-ists on Earth as ice - a solid, as a liquid and as an invisible gas called water vapor.  Water has the ability to change forms over and over again.   Every living t...

March 6, 2020

What Is Metamorphosis?  

Metamorphosis is a Greek word that means transformation or change in shape. Metamorphosis is the series of developmental stages insects go through to become adults. Butterflies and moths have four stages of life: the egg, the larva (the cat...

February 7, 2020

Fun Dinosaur Facts!

  • Tyrannosaurus’ comes from the Greek words meaning ‘tyrant lizard’, while the word ‘rex’ means ‘king’ in Latin.

  • Tyrannosaurus rex is often abbreviated to T-Rex.

  • Tyrannosaurus rex lived in an area of the Earth that now makes up western No...

January 31, 2020

Comets are a relatively small solar system body that orbits the Sun.  They are composed of ice, dust and small rocky particles from the early formation of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago. The name comet, comes from the Greek word which means, “hair of the...

January 10, 2020

The International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable human-made satellite that orbits Earth at an altitude of between 205 miles and 270 miles. It comprises pressurized modules for astronauts to live in, external trusses for propulsion, so...

December 13, 2019

Christmas Countdown:  12 days!  

OUR WATER CYCLE

Get a glass of tap water in a clear glass. Take a good long look at the water. Now, can you guess how old it is? The water in your glass may have fallen from the sky as rain just last week, but the water itself h...

November 15, 2019

Why Are You Right-Handed or Left-Handed?

Do you know that more than 90% of the world is right-handed?But, there are more left-handed peoples than ever before.  One of the main reasons for this is that years ago, teachers forced left-handed kids to write with their right...

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