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Question Your World: How Many Species Are On Earth Right Now?

New species are discovered all the time. In fact one hundred and thirty three new species were identified last year alone. So, while all these new species are being discovered rather frequently, let’s ask today’s big question: How many species are on Earth right now? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Calling all Science Teachers! Share Best Practices at Virginia Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference

Calling all Science Teachers! It’s time to submit your most innovative and effective lesson plans and share best practices with Science Teachers across Virginia at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers  (VAST) Annual Professional Development Institute. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Science” and submissions are due by May 1, 2017.

Holocaust Escape Tunnel

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:05am -- WCVE

For centuries, the Lithuanian city of Vilnius was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world, earning the title “Jerusalem of the North,” until the Nazis destroyed it. About 95% of its Jewish population of Vilna, its name in Hebrew and Yiddish, was murdered and its synagogues and institutions were reduced to ruins. The Soviets finished the job, paving over the remnants of Vilna’s famous Great Synagogue, for example, so thoroughly that few today know it ever existed.

Question Your World: What Is A Heat Island?

Did you know that 80% of Americans live on islands? These may not be the islands surrounded by sand and water, but instead these are urban heat islands. As the human impact on the environment continues these islands become more and more important to us. First let’s dig into the basics though and start by asking today’s big question, what is a heat island? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

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