While the whole world is fixated on the summer games in Rio let’s use this as an opportunity to dig into some climate science. Athletes and sports fans from around the world have gathered in Rio to observe this awesome pageantry of human potential. Anyone that’s ever planned a party before knows how difficult it is to get a group of people on the same page. So, imagine how incredible it is to bring the world together for a few weeks.
Talk about the perfect combination for a fantastic STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) educational experience!
Earth is entering the debris stream of comet Swift-Tuttle and this is causing the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. This year the best time to watch the Perseid meteor shower might be the night/morning of August 11 - 12. The debris from Swift-Tuttle is in a wide belt of the sky and Perseid meteors are already visible.
Did you know for more than 2000 years people have grown and enjoyed eating radishes? A radish is a vegetable that is generally eaten raw, cooked or pickled. All parts of the plant can be eaten but the root is the most commonly eaten part of the plant. They can be grown in garden plots or in containers and they need very little space. We learned how to plant this healthy choice for your garden at Explore the Outdoors this year.
It’s been a defining year for Virginia as a national leader in computer science education. At a ceremony in June at Richmond’s Franklin Military Academy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe - with the help of a robot - signed the nation’s first law mandating computer science education as a core academic requirement for all Virginia students beginning in kindergarten and continuing right through graduation.