Think of geocaching as a high tech scavenger hunt that can be played virtually anywhere, anytime, with any number of people. It's a world wide phenomenon that involves satellite science to hide and search for containers that contain a log and other trinkets called hitch hikers. Jared Ress, an interpreter at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County, says geocaching is being done all over the world.
Students all over central Virginia learn about the James River Watershed every year in their science and history classes. The James has played an integral part in Virginia’s human and natural history. But how often do students get to take an up close look at the systems that make up the biology of the river, or learn the history of transporting cargo on a batteau while crewing one down the river?
Seems like more often than not when stress comes up it’s followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives. While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for. In that case, can stress be good for you? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.
A long time ago our natural limitations were addressed by using technology. Stone weapons and fire revolutionized the way we live regardless of our natural limitations. Since then science has advanced a lot more and evolved our lives in the process. How about vision? What's the next step in correcting our visual limitations? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation. Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year vacation is not always the reason for the trip. So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Have you ever spent the night on an island in the middle of the James River? Have you ever kissed a fish? Or have you ever cared enough about the water in the James River to conduct water quality tests and make changes in your daily life? I’d like to introduce you to Micah, Jacob and Carlos - several students from All Saints Catholic School who recently accomplished all of these things.
A long time ago the notion of a robot was usually surrounded by sheer fiction and fantasy, then slowly we started to see robots in their early bulky shapes, and after many decades of technological growth we currently have highly accurate and durable robots that are commonly used in a myriad of industries. So, what's the next generation of robots going to be like? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans. But what about other animals, do animals ever need sunscreen? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.