There are a lot of challenges in going to other planets. One of the biggest issues is how to get people back from other places to Earth. A new rocket test by SpaceX just became a huge game changer in that conversation by helping answer today's question, how can we visit other planets? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
This year we will be treated with a Christmas present from Ma Nature-- a full moon on Christmas day. The last occurrence of a full moon on Christmas day was in 1977; the next time will be in 2034. Perhaps one of the more famous coincidences was in 1776. The Christmas night Washington led his troops across the Delaware to attack the British at Trenton NJ.
As our technological progress moves ahead we see more and more "smart" devices. Phones, cars, and tables have all been made more high tech in the past few years. The same has happened for the medical field, ranging from big complex processes to daily house hold items, like band aids. What is a smart band-aid? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Saint Gertrude High School’s all-girl robotics team has built a robot that walks, talks, hands out business cards and collapses easily into a suitcase. “Ellie” is the name of SGHS’ fabulous female robot that will premiere at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 6-9 and then travel between Germany, France and the US.
STEM becomes STEAM when you add the ARTS to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Robious Elementary School in Chesterfield County engages their students in a fun interdisciplinary program that teaches STEAM principles and combines them with Reading. This is the second year that they have participated in “One School, One Book,” which immerses students in a special book and many interactive and interdisciplinary activities in the classroom.