When Richmond native Bill Harrison was issued a new flight suit in Vietnam he didn't realize that the fire-retardant fiber in the clothing was made by the company that would become his future employer. “It felt strange, not like the nylon that other flight suits were made of,” said the tall, lanky sergeant who served in the central highlands of Vietnam near the Cambodian and Laotian borders. “I saw a label in it that said Nomex, but I didn’t know what that was.”
Scientists can study the Earth’s current ongoings by observing how things are going right now. However, to study the past requires different approaches. Similar to tree rings or sediment layers, ice holds a lot of interesting information. Climate scientists that are attempting to better understand Earth’s climate history often find themselves looking for clues buried deep down. Why are scientists digging up old ice? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Joe Beasley is a 5th-grade teacher at Goochland Elementary School who uses his musical talents to write fun, content-centered songs that kids love. Beasley teaches his students original song lyrics and pairs them with physical actions- also known as kinesthetic learning. This helps his students, of all ability levels, to actively - and energectically - engage in classroom learning that sticks with them.
Newspapers today are full of accounts of the future marvels of “synthetic biology,” a new approach to engineering life. But, how new is it?
On Monday (8/21) a large portion of the nation got to experience a total solar eclipse! While all those people with eclipse glasses were looking up at the sun, scientists were studying some pretty awesome things too! Why was Monday's eclipse so important? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
From space the view of the Earth is simply mesmerizing. As beautiful as our blue marble is the history of events on Earth are not always so. Humanity has often struggled to understand itself and thus clashes have erupted over cultural differences, struggles of resources and varying ideologies. Here in the United States of America one of our biggest issues has been regarding our views on race.