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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.

Question Your World: Is There Such a Thing as Good Fat?

As we understand more about health and nutrition the more we strive to make our bodies as healthy as possible. This means practicing proper dietary standards, exercising, and keeping health risks at bay. One of the largest aspects of this is dealing with the fat on our bodies, but is there such a thing as good fat? Check out this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.

This is a tale of two fats. It's about the best of fat and it's about the worst of fat.

Science Wednesdays: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 5:28pm -- WCVE

Every year, 100 million Monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America. These beautiful creatures fly 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. Yet scientists are still puzzling over how the butterflies achieve this tremendous feat of endurance — and how, year after year, the Monarchs navigate with such hair's-breadth precision.

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