Sometimes science catches up to the movies. One example is Star Wars. You know that scene where Luke Skywalker is looking out at the horizon with two suns in the sky. How is that even possible? Listen to the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Thanks to all of the kids, parents and community partners who helped to make our first Explore the Outdoors event a huge success. 2500 people and 40 plus community organizations joined us on April 28, 2013 as we explored many of the exciting outdoor resources we have here in our community.
Fresh air! Times Square! Humanity has been carving out places to safely live for thousands of years now. We've taken large plots of land and filled them with buildings, cars, railways, roads, bright lights, and many other things that define city-living.
The European Space Agency is set to develop a new, Earth-observing satellite that will map and monitor global forests. University of Virginia's Hank Shugart, a professor of environmental science, has been a key player in convincing the Agency to fund and develop the $525 million satellite and will be testing instruments in the forests of Gabon, West Africa.
Does a waterfall cascade from your home, office or school’s roof every time it rains? Do you need a canoe to get from your car to your school or office door? You are not alone.
Calling all 5th through 8th grade students who dream of being the next generation of NASA scientists, engineers and innovators! This summer you have an opportunity to participate in a ground-breaking NASA program that will pair you with a NASA professional via online video programs for meaningful mentoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects. Middle School students in Virginia still have time to apply (deadline is July 2nd) to NASA GIRLS & BOYS.
“If it’s your job to develop the mind, shouldn’t you know how the brain works?” asks Dr. Kenneth Wesson, educational consultant and expert on the neuroscience of learning. Teachers and the general public are invited to join Dr. Wesson on Wednesday, June 26th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Belts, hula hoops, and the hokey pokey are just a few examples of things that involve the use of our hips. So, how did we end up with our hips anyway? Listen to the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the United States, home to numerous unique and endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds and turtles, as well as half a million alligators. However, the Everglades is also the dumping ground for many animal invaders — more than 15 species of parrot, 75 kinds of fish and 30 different reptiles from places as far away as Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.