Green schools are popping up throughout the nation and receive this title based on a variety of components. Organizations such as Virginia Naturally in our home state recognize schools that are making the efforts to promote students and teachers who are “going green.” So what are some things that schools have implemented that closely match this mission?
Cases for mobile phones are one of the most common purchases made when getting a new phone. This makes perfect sense because it is very important to protect the phone. After all, it holds a lot of important information and allows the user to do a myriad of things at a moment's notice. Well, similarly our brain is very important and nature's well designed case for it, the skull, plays a very important protective role. The only thing that is unlike the mobile phone case, your brain can't be replaced...or can it?
From the 88.9 WCVE Newsroom–The Science Museum of Virginia upgrades The Dome. John Ogle has our report.
John Ogle: If you haven’t seen a show at the Science Museum of Virginia’s Dome Theater lately... be prepared to awestruck all over again.
Science Matters takes you inside the Physics of Crew. Since making an appearance in the first modern Olympic games in 1896, the sport of rowing has been notorious for its difficulty, competitiveness, and high level of precision. Also known as Crew, this sport has high school, college, adult, as well as national level teams that compete in races called regattas all over the world. Boats race side by side for a short 2000 meter distance or a longer 5000 meter distance as a time trial at speeds reaching 15 miles per hour.
It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere in the continental United States and not have access to chicken as a meal option. Chicken meat and eggs have been a standard here for what seems like forever, but it had to start somewhere. So, who brought chickens to the Americas? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Looking for another great way to become a Citizen Scientist? How about joining FrogWatch USA™ to monitor frogs and toads and collect data on local species? As a flagship citizen science program, FrogWatch USA™ gives volunteers across the country opportunities to gather information that will give scientists data in the battle to stop amphibian decline.
We have certainly had a lot of cold weather, ice and snow in Virginia lately. And I am sure you have been feeling the cold right through to your bones some nights. But, have you ever considered what happens to the Wood Frog who lives in the Northern United States and Canada?
The energy conversation here on Earth is very important because it has applications in nearly every aspect of our lives. Everything from the medical industry to waste management to technology and even entertainment are all subject to greater energy demands. Plants have created a way of fueling their lives by the things in their surroundings, sunlight, atmosphere, and the soil. Could we use nature as an inspiration?