Join the largest learning event in history during the week of December 8-14th. Next week is National Computer Science Education week and is a special time for an Hour of Code, a global movement aspiring to expose 100 million students to computer science and coding.
As autumn makes its presence known to us we start to see a lot of leaves falling to the ground. This is a beautiful indicator of seasonal change and these leaves often get swept aside in order to clean up the landscape. Recently lawn maintenance was viewed through the lens of science and the big question had to be asked, should we rake leaves? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
More students in far flung rural districts and in urban schools serving disadvantaged communities are getting a chance to gain hands-on experience building tech skills, teamwork and problem solving thanks to Virginia’s fast-growing FIRST Tech Challenge program.
From the days of domesticating agriculture our diet has played a huge role in who we are as a species. As technology advanced we were able to do more with food and learn more about what food does to us. Now scientists are asking bold new questions and getting some pretty amazing answers. For example, can diet impact aging? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
We’re all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the force. Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things with our minds? Can we really use the Force? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.