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PBS KIDS Debuts New Environmental Science Web Program “Plum Landing”

PBS KIDS recently launched a new web-based program on environmental science called Plum Landing. A digital adventure designed to engage 6- to 9-year olds in environmental science through animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an interactive mobile app: Plum’s Photo Hunt. All of the Plum Landing resources, including standards-based tools for educators, are free.

Question Your World: Can We Alter Our Own DNA?

Wether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients. In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product. For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing about us, so, can we alter our own DNA? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

What a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood at Explore the Outdoors 2014!

What a wonderful day we had on Sunday May 4th at Explore the Outdoors! Over 3500 people joined us here at the station and in Huguenot park to learn about all of the great outdoor, environmental and healthy living organizations we have in our community. Forty plus community partners engaged children and their parents in hands-on learning about nature and the world around them.

Math Test-Taking Strategies to Boost Confidence

Math anxiety can easily undermine the hard work your child has invested throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to take advanced classes or enroll in the schools of their choice.  Studies have shown math anxiety impacts up to half of all students in various ways. However, with the proper approach, it can be effectively addressed and met with an “I can do it!” attitude.

Question Your World: How Do We Focus?

There sure are a lot of distractions in our world. The more we discover or understand the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff. So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes, and constant changes how do we manage to focus on anything? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

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